ABOUT: Libra J. Hicks
Libra J. Hicks was born to Jane and Rodney Smith in February of 1981 in College Park, Georgia. Like her father, Libra had a strong love for music. Singing was her thing until she became pregnant at the age of 24yrs old with her oldest son, Anthony Jr. aka “Moo”.
Libra had an easy pregnancy, no complications, she worked until December 14th and at midnight on December 15th 2005 she went into labor. She labored for 19hrs which led to an emergency C-section. The complicated delivery led to lack of oxygen to his brain. Due to the complications from the deliver, Moo was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and a host of other challenges.
In 2010, Libra founded “Our Children’s Story” in honor of her son Anthony Jr. Her organization assists families who care for love ones with (dis)Abilities. Libra can relate to all mothers’ who are raising children or caring for an adult with (dis)Abilities. No matter the diagnosis, the feelings are the same across the board.
In 2017 her youngest son Lyric was diagnosed with Autism and since, she’s added another reason for why she’s building an organization that will last years beyond years.
Libra is very dedicated to everything that she becomes a part of. Her love and passion for the special needs community is indescribable. She works very hard for not only her sons but, the entire special needs community. Libra tries her absolute best to encourage, empower, uplift and inspire other families that are just like her’s.
Mrs. Hicks has had the pleasure of appearing in SwagHer Magazine, Voyager ATL as well as being granted interviews with Maria Boynton with V103 and Michael and Joi in the morning. Her writings can be found on Black Moms Blog and her own Platform #GiveEmAVoice.
Libra is a wife, mother, philanthropist, and advocate. She is the voice of the special needs community.