Film focuses on Atlanta woman’s struggle out of homelessness, abuse

LaTarsha Holden quit high school in the 10th grade.

By 22, she had four children. Then two more came along by the time she was 30.

For a couple of years, she and her children lived in abandoned houses and cars. She was in an abusive relationships.

Life didn’t seem to hold much promise.

Holden, who was raised in Carver Homes, realized she “had to do something to turn my life around and fight for my kids.” She returned to school and is now enrolled in a doctoral program at Beulah Heights University . She hopes to one day run for the Atlanta city council.

The APEX Museum will host a free screening of a new documentary, “No Longer Lost, The Story of LaTarsha Holden,” at 4 p.m. Saturday at 135 Auburn Ave. Holden will be at the screening to share her story and sign copies of her book,” No Longer Lost”.

She hopes the film, by 21st Century Associates and the APEX Museum, will inspire others to change their lives.

One day, she plans to one day run for the Atlanta city council.

“I want to inspire others and give them hope,” she said.

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