Tianna Gaines-Turner Breaks Down the Welfare Queen Myth on Melissa Harris-Perry

Tianna Gaines-Turner is a married mother of three who works full-time, yet she continues to struggle to provide for her family. Tianna's story isn't unusual, but too often those who cannot identify with her story attempt to paint her as lazy and undeserving. This week Tianna took her story to Washington to testify before the House Budget Committee.

Tianna's powerful story was captured on Melissa Harris-Perry.  Watch below.

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or


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