There Was A Time When I Didn’t Think I Could Pregnant Or Have The Family I Wanted

For years, off and on, I wondered if experiencing childhood sexual abuse destroyed my ability to have children. From 5-10, two male family members misused my developing body. When I became sexually active, with my first boyfriend, at age 16, my mother sent me down to a clinic in Madison, Illinois. From then on forContinue reading “There Was A Time When I Didn’t Think I Could Pregnant Or Have The Family I Wanted”

My Mother Told Us To “Take Care Of Home First”

If You Don’t Learn At Home,

And, as we know, the streets are always so kind. As a child, I heard and saw enough to know that I’d rather listen to my mother, especially if her teachings resonated within me. After my experience with child sexual abuse, I didn’t run away from home or think about running away from home. WhereContinue reading “If You Don’t Learn At Home,”