My Inspiration... MimiGrowing up from a broken home, with no father around was tough. I endured so much heartaches, was so afraid to get close to anyone. I was born along with my twin brother, at 6 months, weighing 0lbs 14ozs at birth. At the age of 2, we were told that we were deaf. To make a long story short, I began listening to Mariah at the age of 13 and now I am 31. I am still a huge fan of hers and she is my inspiration.