We had the good fortune of connecting with Anna Johnson, MSW & Nelsonya Bradley, BSW and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anna Johnson, MSW & Nelsonya Bradley, BSW, how do you define success?
We at Raising King’s and Queen’s defines success as, when the targeted population are receiving the services they need to thrive in life! We hope to render to more than just a couple families a month. Our success is measured by the impact we have on our families, by helping single parents identify resources. In return being a single parent will become less of a stressor and not as much of a struggle.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are both Social Workers working within our community. We have been practicing social work alongside one another for the past seven years, implementing strength and family based practices through crisis intervention and resources within the mental health, substance abuse, developmentally disabled, homeless and sex trafficking community. Anna Johnson has her Bachelors degree in social work from Rust College and a Master’s degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University and has been practicing social work for over 7 years. Nelsonya Bradley has her Bachelors degree in social work from Alabama A&M University and has been practicing social work for over 10 years. One lesson that we have learned throughout our career is networking is key! Networking helps us to gain more information on services and resources we can use to better service our clients.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As social media would say, ATL never shut down and is wide open Lol! So we would love to take you out for a day/night on the town and show you what makes us FILA (Forever I’ll Love Atlanta)! Monday- Star off with breakfast at Rosies Cafe, then take a walk around Centennial park and visit the World of Coca-Cola and the Aquarium! Then lunch at the world’s famous Busy Bee’s, then off to Tangler Outlet for some shopping! Tuesday- Star off with breakfast at the historic Landmark dinner, grab lunch at one of the many food trucks at Trinton Yard’s, try our personal favorites Cafe Bourbon Street, and Candy World Drink’s and Treats, then finish the day off with a walk around Piedmont Park! Wednesday- Start off with a tour of the historic King Center and Martin Luther King, Jr actual childhood home, next we will head over to Pasquals for dinner, then close the night out with Adult Skate Night at the legendary Cascade Skating Rink! Thursday- Grab a quick little bite at one of the many waffle houses in the city, then off to T.I.’s trap museum, the culture experience, and the selfie museum for a day of fun! Friday- Up and out early in the morning heading to stone mountain park, for a breathtaking one of a kind experience, after we have worked up an appetite we will have lunch at Ms. Anne’s Snack Bar in the historic Kirkwood District! Saturday- Today we will adventure through the historic Westend and get “sluttifed” at the world famous Slutty Vegan! Sunday- To close out the week, we will be having Brunch and mimosa’s at the best day party spot in Atlanta, Suite Lounge!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost we would like to give thanks to God, for giving us this vision, opportunity and the strength to be a blessing to other single parents in our community. Secondly we would like to thank our little blessings, Avery (Anna’s son) and Christian (Nelsonya’s son) who continue to empower our vision!

Instagram: https://instagram.com/raisingkingsqueens?igshid=19ocakkk08xtw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Raising-Kings-and-Queens-2046724225423419/

Image Credits
-TruLook Photos -Etheridge Media

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutAtlana is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.