Atoya was born and raised in Watts, California. She has
received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal arts, and is also a Certified Audio Engineer. She also works on the Security Staff
at City of Refuge (formerly known as Greater Bethany Community Church).
Atoya, affectionately known as 'Toy', for which she says the
Lord gave to her to use as an ackronym for "Terrific Outstanding Youngster". Toy has dreams
of being a Hip-Hop Rap Artist as well as an actress. She is a poet to her heart, and just loves creating. Toy's
stage name is My-TWoman, of which she derrived from a letter she received from her father describing her as 'the mighty
woman', and since then, has adopted that special name. She also believes that God is saying to her "My-Terrific Woman".
Toy has true strength in her gentle, yet quiet spirit, but when she is allowed to express
her creativity, she truly lights up. Toy has a strong faith in the Lord, and loves Him with all her heart. She
is standing on that faith, and has proof in God's promises for her life. Toy knows that in Him, her dreams and
aspirations will come true. We praise God for bringing Toy to us by allowing her to share her gifts.