Who would you be if all you ever knew, from the day you were born, included drugs, sex, and crime? Would you give up and give in? A Diamond from the Rough is a play created from the disturbing and inspiring memoir of Denise Jones. This candid, true-life account is a heartwarming and inspirational story about a little girl whose family failed her, and how over the span of more than a decade she experienced the worst mankind had to offer a child in this world.
And then It happened. In a remarkable series of events, Dennise rewrote her life, one that seemed fated to end early and tragically.
This is her story…but it is also the story of many whose voices, in some of America’s forgotten spaces, are crying out to be heard.