We spoke with Liberty who moved to Atlanta to study political science at Morehouse. Now, he’s combining his education with his passion for racial equity to make an impact. Liberty shares how PadSplit gives him the low-maintenance, stable base he needs to reach his goals.
PadSplit: Where are you originally from?
Liberty: I’m from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
PadSplit: What was it like growing up in Indiana?
Liberty: I’m the youngest of three children. But, they’re so much older that I was practically an only child. I had a great childhood, for the most part. It was structured and, for the most part, I can’t complain. I was very fortunate.
PadSplit: Why did you move to Atlanta?
Liberty: I moved here for school. I went to Morehouse and studied political science.
PadSplit: Cool. What are you doing now?
Liberty: Let’s just say, I’m an entrepreneur. I don’t want to say too much just yet because I have a lot of work to do. I will say racial equality is an issue that’s important to me. Helping young black men is also important to me. I’m working on something that will, hopefully, help young black men get and stay on their feet.
PadSplit: That’s awesome! Can’t wait to hear more when you’re ready to share it. Since you’re in a PadSplit, do you mind sharing a little about your experience?
Liberty: You know, I've been on the floor. I’ve been on the streets. I’ve been in the bush and village, way off. This is just a place where I can work. I just need a place, a low-maintenance base. It doesn’t make sense; the way rent is. I’d rather just jump from a room to owning my own place. PadSplit is cut and dry and straightforward. It’s written plain and simple. This is the policy. This is how much it costs. This is how it is. That’s what I like.
PadSplit: And what about your PadMates?
Liberty: Well, it’s like I said about my childhood. My roommates could be worse. You know what I mean? I can’t complain. I can’t complain because there’s nobody who’s exceedingly trifling, nobody who's outrageously nasty. You don’t want to be on the other side of that. I have and it’s not good. With PadSplit, I don’t have those problems. It’s pretty much like a work study – either they’re working or they’re studying.
PadSplit: That’s what we like to hear. Would you recommend PadSplit to others?
Liberty: Oh yeah. Definitely. This is a resource for young people to find a spot really easy. Plus, they vet the roommates for you. It’s a straightforward process.
PadSplit: Thank you so much for sharing with us.