September 13th, 2021 | 57 mins 17 secs
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Aron Bender talks with D’Janai Michele -- an artist, designer, business owner and survivor. She’s recovering from an accident in March 2021 that left her mouth and face broken, bloody and bruised. She's undergone surgeries to start the long, painful, expensive recovery process. D'Janai says she won't have a mouth full of teeth until at least late 2022. In recent years she has battled depression and lived in her car, all while creating her own clothing line, and as the oldest of her siblings carried the weight of her family’s legacy on her shoulders.