The idea of Go2Girl started in 2012, by
At that time, La Toya was a 25 year old, single mother of three children.
Due to fleeing an abusive relationship and other unfortunate circumstances, La Toya had to close her daycare. After failed attempts to secure other employment, La Toya ended up on welfare, which was not enough to support her children.
La Toya started placing ads, offering services such as house cleaning, babysitting, and errand running. Busy parents started hiring her to clean their home, run errands, and do odd jobs for them, so that they could tend to other commitments.
La Toya was referred to others as the "go to girl", the person you’d go to, to get tasks done. From there, her business began to grow, and in 2017, La Toya became known as the Go2Girl.
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Over the course of her life, La Toya has been through racism, bullying, domestic abuse/inter partner violence, poverty, and mental health issues, including the beginning stages of hoarding.
La Toya bravely shares her stories with her community, in hopes that her stories will be someone else's survival guide.
Some of La Toya's advocacy work and community involvement includes:
La Toya at the BLM rally
Vancouver Art Gallery - 2020.