Open Mic

Virtual Open Mic: Antoinette Townsend

Written by Antoinette Townsend on August 14, 2020

Virtual Open Mic is a chance to share your truth and find healing through stories. All submissions are published without editing. Write your story, share a video, or record a podcast.

My name Antoinette Townsend aka Angel boo. Im from Inglewood, California! I am 23 years old! Here’s story: Antoinette: “So on February 8th 2006 I was 8 years old and was burned by a stove. I suffered 3rd degree burns on 40% of my body. Apparently, there was 17 gas leaks in my house that my family was unaware of. My life changed right before my eyes. I went through so much pain and suffered severely. I remember having tubes in my nose, a trach in my throat and a cast on both of my arms. I couldn’t even feed myself. I endured a lot of pain, but was blessed to be ALIVE! People talked about me as a kid, which made me very insecure at times. Overall, it made me stronger. I saw myself giving up many times, especially when the doctors told my granny I wasn’t going to make it and that I only had 6 months to live. Through it all, I made a decision to fight everyday and enjoy life! One day, I want to be in the position to help other burn survivors, and change lives.” My passion is singing 🎤, doing hair, and helping people. | 🗣 When you think you have it bad, listen to other people stories!!