My name is J.P. Pressley, and there’s a bit more to me than meets the eye. I’m a twenty-year-old striving to live up to my fullest potential on this earth, one who is bound to make an impact regardless of fame and fortune. Because I’m a twenty-year-old who, due to my vast array of experiences (from growing up a black kid in rural Minnesota to having oxygen tubes up my nose), has a different perspective than most everyone else on most everything. Between my asthma (so bad that my family almost moved from MN to CO for the better air quality) and other health issues alone, I’ve faced a lot of challenges that I’ve had to rise above, and my current list of obstacles is hardly any better. Nevertheless, I’m still here, living in NYC of all places, and I’ve got things to say and stories to tell.
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