We know that heartache can stem from a broken relationship, job loss or betrayal from a trusted friend. It can also be daunting to enter into a new phase of life where one feels completely isolated.
Foster mother seemed like a monster to me. She was the female version of Hulk. A giant that I hoped I could escape from. I stared at anything that would show my reflection to understand what made me so unacceptable. Caretaker told me I was not worth hugging because I was too black for anyone to care. She reminded me that my father would never accept me either as he believed I was a curse for his reputation.
The day you left is one I will never forget
I waited for 18 years to hear your words
A moment where you could look me in the eyes
A time when your words mattered
Uncle Turtle was my first realization, that God could not be real. If he was great and mighty, why would he let my Uncle Turtle turn his head away as though nothing occurred? I sat at the table with scars on my back, arms and chest...
There are no words to express what it feels like to be hit with a pot cover, pushed out of a moving vehicle, and smothered with the fist of an adult who appears like Hulk Hogan to a five year old!
Sometimes we maintain a secret because we are afraid of the rejection that ensues if who we are is revealed. Some secrets are not harmful. We all love a good birthday surprise, but others can wreak havoc in our bodies and cause the same damage every time the memory of the event is recalled.
Graduating from Middle School and entering into a High School is a major step in an adolescents life. To be a young student in society today can be a challenge for some. The problem with bullying is evident and as a community (teachers, parents, students, and counselors) we have to set a standard to...