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Nowhere To Go But Up


Feb 28, 2021

Here’s a brief bio for James:
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I was born in east Los Angeles June 12 1984.I grew up in the san Fernando valley I grew up as a PK a pastors kid. Growing up in ministry had it’s up’s and downs. Somewhat neglected in a way my pops was really busy with his ministry. I seen many things at a young age, even though I wasn’t in a street gang the life was around in our neighborhood. You would think id live up to my dads life.
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As I was growing up I faced many situations that I put myself into our just happened to be at the wrong place wrong time type scenario. Introduced to weed at a young age. I found myself trying to make a name for myself in the graffiti world. Didn’t know how crazy that could get.
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Then I experienced my first arrest GTA a friend stole a car and we went out for a joy ride. A few miles later and a whole squad of cop cars a helicopter and a k9 were looking for me. We where caught and went to the station where they grilled us but let us go after our parents came to pick us up.
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Later one of the most tragic thing happened I lost a good friend and that opened my eyes to see that real life hit home. That’s when me and a really good friend/brother wrote and produced a drama depicting real life stories of addiction a street life a drama about young youth trying to find a purpose in the very streets I grew up in.
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I later became a at risk youth intervention specialist. Where I mentored and worked with young teens headed towards a life of possible jail and or prison that was on the verge of being in gangs.
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Even though I was doing this at a time I was being harassed my cops detectives. They where trying to get information on a shooting that happened just steps from my front door. With nothing to give them they threatened me with charges of firing a weapon. They claimed the victim a person I knew and had no problems with just a homie from the city. Well they said he was hit with two different calibers, but they found three different casings at the scene. They claim I fired the third in order to save my friend, which was not true.
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Later I would get married have kids, years later with a divorce and past drug use and depression I thought about ending my life for a split second. After quitting the drug use I found myself going back to church and this is where I Had the desire to share people stories and that’s how the podcast came to be.
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Book Suggestion:
The Bible
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Podcast Suggestions:
There are so many
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Please Help Support My Vision Here:
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If you like what I'm doing and creating and have been wondering how you can get involved and help support my vision. Head over to my Patreon page and check out the perks & benefits you receive by becoming a monthly subscriber. You can also learn more about the nonprofit organization that my team and I are building for transitional age youth in my county that are re-entering the community from incarceration. As a subscriber you would be helping to build and support my ability to work on this project full time, while still being able to bring you the engaging content that you enjoy listening to or watching.
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If you like the streaming platform that I am using called StreamYard use the link below to sign up with and receive a $10 credit for signing up. I will get a credit as well and that of course will help the show.
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Here is where you can find Sean Dustin:
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Linktree:
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To support the show through Patreon:
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You can also tip me through PayPal:
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recipient: nowheretogobutupnow@gmail.com
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The Cash App:
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Recipient: $nwtgbupod
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Show Notes Writer: Sean Dustin
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