Artists of Queens: Mary DesireeWade Phelps
Posted on January 9, 2014 by tribune in QConfidential
One of Desiree’s biggest inspirations is her two-year-old son, Noah. His presence changed her life completely, giving her the drive and focus she needs to keep writing and keep moving forward.
“I have gone through so many hardships in life so far, at such a young age, but seeing a smile on my son’s face, it definitely helps me,” she said. “I want to be a role model for Noah so that he can see that he can keep reaching for his dreams, no matter what.”
Desiree’s music has also helped her cope with hurtful moment in her past, such as being cyber-bullied in high school. Her experience with this issue led her to become the program director for “Sticks ‘N Stones,” an anti-bullying program from a non-profit called Windows of Opportunity.
“I want to be able to help out kids deal with this ridiculous epidemic,” she said.