Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Mack.
Hi Victoria, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Being a Chicago native from the westside of the city growing up in poverty, I made the decision in 2011 to take a stand and do something about homelessness in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis and New Orleans.
Most of my life I have helped someone with life issues whether it was a family member, friend or a stranger.
I’ve been involved in many community works over the years, I started out in my pre-teenage years at the age of 12 doing mission work with my childhood church Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, helping out every 4th Saturday to feed the homeless with my family members.
I have devoted many hours to help out at different events benefiting the homeless around the United States.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has most definitely been a smooth road, I do mostly collections with organizations such as food drives, clothing drives, shoe drives and go out into the streets and feed the homeless, that makes things easier for my organization.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Well, the thing that sets me apart from others is that I work in film and television behind the scenes and sometimes on-screen for shows like The Chi, NBC Chicago PD & NBC Chicago Med, I just finished season 10 in the Set Dec Department for the hit NBC show Chicago Fire. I’ve been working in tv for the last seven years. I’m definitely proud of how far I have come from starting off as an extra to now working for hit shows.
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
No good or bad luck, all blessings and manifestation played a great part in my road to success! I put my trust in God first with everything I do and put my hands to.
- Website: Victorious1heartandsoul.org
- Instagram: @Victorious1HeartandSoul