Georgette Todd has had a most unusual childhood.


In 1979, she was born out of wedlock to a teenage runaway. She got into a car accident on her first birthday. Her parents married but then divorced. Her father became absentee after the divorce around the time her mother got shot in the head. All of this happened to Georgette before she turned five-years-old.

It got worse from there, much worse. 

Georgette's stories of survival have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, NPR, KPBS, CBS Radio and on ABC. She has written and publicly spoken about her life experiences extensively after aging out of foster care. While Georgette's work is cathartic, she also wants to raise awareness, find solutions and help others who can relate to her life's story through her writing, public speaking and charity work.