Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring Lady Charmaine Day (www.ladycharmaineday.com).Guest starring Christina Sparrock and Mrs. Arlene Day. On this show, they will be sharing an NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation. Christina Sparrock holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hunter College and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Christina offers over two decades of extensive experience in the area of general accounting, audit, financial management, and forensic accounting. She served as the Controller of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Ms. Sparrock is also a Board member of NYC ACT-SO, a division of the NAACP, an organization that mentors and provides college scholarships for children in underserved communities. She is also serves as a board member of Hope City Empowerment Center, an organization that serves the homeless community and working class families. She is also a GED and Math tutor at 1199 SEIU Adult and Learning Center. Mrs. Arlene Day aka “Mama Day” is an author, motivational speaker and advocate for mental illness. Mama Day worked for forty years as a LPN throughout Long Island and New York City. She raised three beautiful children in Roosevelt, Long Island all of whom were A students and graduated from universities. Mama Day is the proud grandparent of three beautiful granddaughters. She is an author of a memoir titled “I Promised My Friend”. A film called Perseverance documenting Arlene Day’s extraordinary life was made. In 2008,she joined the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and became a presenter as part of their In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Program. In recognition of her significant contribution to their In Our Own Voice Program, NAMI inducted Mama Day into their Hall of Fame in May 2011. During her downtime, Mama Day enjoys knitting, crocheting, caperioria, weight lifting and is in training for the senior olympics doing the butterfly.
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