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Distinctive Doings

Name: April Dominique Preyar Occupation: Attorney, Know your rights educator, Adjunct law professor and Gameboard designer

Residing In: The Chi

Two Words That Describe Me Best: outspoken and creative

Three words that best describe my work ethic: ebbs and flows Two words co-workers would use to describe me: I don’t have co-workers. I’m the boss. My employees would probably say I’m mean and elusive. Your current state of mind: restless If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I’d have a faster metabolism so I could eat more chocolate. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Becoming comfortable in my own skin.

What is the quality you like most in a man? kindness

What is the quality you like most in a friend? humor

What is your greatest extravagance? travel

The three people I admire most: I only have 2: my mom and dad

I’m passionate about: keeping young Black men and boys out of prison

It bothers me when: people speak to me like I’m a child.

The best thing to happen to me: was being raised in a neighborhood full of married, two-parent households, with a bunch of kids around my age. I grew up with a village of bonus parents, discipline, love and I gained lifelong friendships as a result.

Most humbling experience: learning to care for my mother over the last year.

Lesson Learned This Year: that life can change in an instant and you simply have to adapt.

Favorite Thing To Do On A Date: kiss

I’m happiest when I: am speaking in front of a crowd of teenagers.

What I like most about being single: I can do what I want, when I want without having to check in or run it by anyone.

What I like least: getting random “GM” or “WYD” texts and inboxes from dudes I barely know and have never expressed an interest in.

A deal breaker for me is: not making time for me.

Latest accomplishment: I created a board game, called “Trials & Triumph,” to teach people how to avoid the criminal justice system, how to survive a police encounter and how to make it home safely. The board game has been featured on ABC News Chicago, WVON Radio Chicago and in the ABA (American Bar Association) Journal.

My board game is available at www.justusjunkie.store

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