Overcoming Adversity

H.O.P.E- Hold On Pain Ends

I was just 13 years old and in the seventh grade when I had my first panic attack. It was crippling and terrifying. I could barely breath, I was hyperventilating, and I was sweating all...

Room of Ashes

I can detect the scent all the time. The apartment stinks. The building stinks anyway – apartment blocks usually do. But our apartment is where I can smell that pungent, bitter smell...

My worst fear is becoming like my parents

Well, it all started when I was around 7. Both my parents are alcoholics and they started drinking. I didn’t fully understand what was going on, I was 7 years old. I remember going...

My healing journey.

I am going to tell you my full story. There’s several people who know different chapters of this, but not a single soul that’s ever known the whole thing. Why am I doing this...

The Power of Adversity, Grit and Intuition

Have you ever sat wondering, “how did I become this way?” Whether “this way” has a positive or negative emotion attached to it, it’s interesting to try and dig deep to make sense...

Just wanna have my little slice.

I wanted to write this story because maybe somewhere out in the world is a girl like me. A girl that grew up in a place that can only be compared to hell. A girl who got pregnant at 16 and...

I am not the child called it

I am a survivor. I was beaten by my mom’s husband for years. He was a nasty drunk. We feared weekends they were worse. Whatever he grabbed we were hit with and my mother was no...