I grew up in a household that made under the poverty line when I was in k-12.
I ran away when I was 16, had my son when I was 17 and worked during high school,
worked 3 jobs through college when I was going back in 2010.
I switched careers and have finally started being successful in the past few years, I’m a senior software engineer for a company on the coast.
Would I still be considered “disadvantaged”? I want to have some kind of recognition of how far I’ve come despite the many many setbacks I had by virtue of being poor, but at the same time I don’t want to sound woe is me, because i’m past that in my life.