In her short years on, VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, Erica Dixon, has evolved from mom and reality star to author and businesswoman. Erica’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta storyline is fairly well-known and her journey to the small screen is actually the “real” in reality! Born from humble beginnings in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest girl of nine siblings, Erica (like Bell) didn’t have a stable childhood. “As revealed on the show, my mother was addicted to drugs, so I didn’t have the typical childhood. It wasn’t until I was relocated to family in Hempstead, NY (at the age of 6) that I got a glimpse of what some would consider a normal childhood.” At the age of 13, Erica was returned to her mother in Atlanta. Not much had changed, so she found herself moving yet again, but this time to live with her father. Under the care of her father, Erica graduated from Forest Park High School and enrolled in Atlanta Professional Institute. It’s during this time that she met the father of her beautiful daughter, Emani. The birth of Emani shifted her priorities and she became more focused on advancing her career. Erica graduated with a certification in medical coding and bill transcription, but deep inside she held onto a childhood dream of becoming a model and designer. Destiny manifested into reality when an opportunity emerged for Erica to join the cast of VH-1 Reality television series, "Love And Hip-Hop Atlanta." In addition to the book series, she’s launched Klass6, an exclusive hair/fashion/beauty collection designed exclusively for women. Today Erica and her mother are rebuilding their relationship and using their voices and the Southern Bell book series to help other kids and families heal. The next book in the series is Southern Bell In The Big City.