Sadie McFadden moved to the Scholar House in Bowling Green, Ky. in November 2017. The house provides housing for single parents with children while they attend a university full-time. McFadden’s ambition is to be a lactation consultant for other mothers. She hopes to eventually earn enough income to support herself and her two children; although, she worries that she never will. "There are parts of me that I can’t tap into right now because I have to have enough energy for these children" McFadden said.
In addition to being a single mother, throughout 2018 Sadie recovered from alcohol addiction and the trauma of sexual assault. In 2015, McFadden was raped. This was the third time McFadden said she had experienced sexual abuse, but it was the first time she had experienced it from a stranger. At four years old, McFadden was sexually abused by her mother's boyfriend. This time, McFadden says she did not know what to make of it.
“How did this keep happening to me? It almost sounds made up" Sadie said.