HARMINI grew up in the projects of Riverview Apartments in Elmira, NY. Both Harmini and his brother were raised by their mom who was a single parent struggling [with Tourettes Syndrome and] on welfare.
At age seven, tragedy struck through a molestation by a local stranger who lived in their complex. This would be the beginning of his personal life spiraling in a downward direction that was soon out of control. As he tells it, “at age ten I began using drugs and was addicted and/or using up to 8 drugs for most of my childhood and teen years. When I was 15, our home was raided by the Elmira PD for drug trafficking; a second raid was conducted by Elmira S.W.A.T. when I was 17. For 12 years I ran the streets with thugs, local gang bangers, rappers, drug dealers and users. As the downward spiral of my life continued, it led to jail, then to prison. I ended up on probation four times during my teenage years and was hooked to the ankle bracelet for one year. I was placed in Glove house twice, rehab twice and was also hospitalized more than a dozen times for drug over dose and suicide attempts, having my stomach pumped several times with black charcoal. I was placed in detention homes, drug programs and respite homes numerous times. My repeated delinquent behaviors as a wayward child built me the reputation of an unreachable heathen without hope for change. All of these activities, including the jail and prison terms, occurred before I was 21 years old.”
Tune in to hear the rest of Harmini’s story and a powerful deliverance that led to what he is successfully doing today to make an impact on this generation through music, visual arts and outreach! You “really” don’t want to miss this interview on Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 7pm CST.
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