About AltheaMc

Hi everyone, welcome to my website “Knowledge used is power gained”. As a young girl, I have always wanted to share my story; and in spite of it, positive life-changing things with young women and men. As a child my life was hard to say the least, but I decided that I would never give, and that I would make a difference no matter what.

Over the years I’ve gone through good times and bad times. However, I chose to concentrate on the good times, and work at replicating them. It is because of that fact, and the life successes that I have experienced, I believe I can make a difference in the lives of others.


As a child, it seemed everything was always stacked again me, and I did not know why – my color, my features to name a few. Initially I felt shy and always alone; being picked on and bullied in and out of school (by the way, bullying is not new); and felt disadvantaged.

As I grew older, I chose to believe in myself, as well as the belief that the word of God says, “I am beautifully and wonderfully made; and that I am made in His image and His likeness. I started walking upright, head held high, and refused to stay in the back of any gathering if I can help it. I was intrinsically motivated to believe in me, even if no one else did.


Based on my experience, it is easy to just crawl into your shell and lose yourself, when you are mistreated ignored and tormented. People need strength, the desire to succeed and affirmation from others.

I had one teacher who thought I was bright even when I could not see it in myself. She encouraged me, gave me directions (though for a brief period), and sometimes gave me food; this made a difference and keeps me remembering that there is always someone who cares and that it is important to pay it forward, even if it is years later.


We all have a purpose on this earth, and mine is to help people. I love children and I love young people. I believe that both groups, need and expect guidance; and I want to be one of those persons who provide that guidance that can lead to their success.

Please feel free to comment and and give feedback.

I look forward to being of help to millions of people from all walks of life. 

All the best,



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