EXCERPT: Here is the secret I never told my aunts, my uncles, my teachers, my pastor, my first serious boyfriend, and most certainly not a single friend: I grew up terrified of my mother. All the time.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I bet a lot of people didn't know that. But still, I didn't raise awareness. I intentionally didn't post. Here's why: No one should be under any impression that we should only talk about preventing child abuse for one month. (Side Note: I feel similarly about the months that celebrate Black,… Continue reading Why I Didn’t Post in April
If you live in any of 16 specific states, even if you are not a mandated reporter, if you suspect child abuse, you legally have to report it. I wish more people had looked out for me and my sibling. It's an idea that makes me furious and sad all the time; why didn't anyone notice? Or if they did, why didn't they do anything?
To put it bluntly, don't go all Kylo; go Rey.
I present some tunes that have helped me through tough times, and that have motivated me to achieve some great times.