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Ritual Child Abuse: An 8-year-old boy marries a 61-year-old woman


According to an article in the Mail Online Newspaper an eight-year-old boy was contacted by his ancestors and told that he should marry in Tshwane, South Africa. The boy and the mother who were fearing divine retribution decided that marrying … Continue reading

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Feeling Alone from a Teen Perspective


Feeling alone I’m sure everyone has experienced it. It’s nothing that anyone likes and at this current moment I’m feeling a bit alone but in a way I’m kind of glad because I feel one with myself. This is the … Continue reading

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Desi: A Poem to My Mother from Heaven


It was a morning that I’ll never forget. A picture of our high school mascot was on the television and attached to his inmate mug shot, a story that would break my heart. He was accused of murdering two women … Continue reading

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Slurpees, Bait, Wifey and Other Names that Boys call Girls!


“I’m gonna save you- You’re going to be my wifey.” This is all I hear throughout high school. I never thought about it too much. I really looked at it as an honor. Like really I’m wifey type? But then as me … Continue reading

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Children cannot afford the absence of a Mother or Father


When my friend suggested that I write a blog about children who do not have mothers, I agreed that it made sense that I would write it. I mean, I do write about overcoming emotional and child sexual abuse. However, … Continue reading

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How do I tell my boyfriend to stop buying me things?


Dae’Jah Cymone, our teen contributor presented me with questions that she thought would be beneficial to answer as blogs, for teenagers that are struggling to make the right decisions. The title of today’s blog is interesting so let’s get to … Continue reading

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My Letter to My Mother – Overcoming Emotional Abuse


I’ve written My Letter to my Younger Self, and immediately I thought of some other blogs I will write like it. It wasn’t until an encounter with my mother the other day, right before the New Year that I sought … Continue reading

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Giving Birth


Fifteen years ago, I laid in a hospital bed with labor pains, without knowing what would come out of me. I was in labor with a baby, that was the extent of my knowledge. And with the level of pain … Continue reading

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Can parents choose their child’s friends? Part TWO


Teach them how to critically think and to make a choice about who they want to be connected to instead of them just falling in where they feel they can be somewhat accepted. Be your friends parent always. In addition, … Continue reading

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Can parents choose their child’s friends? Part ONE


The other day, I was having a discussion about friend choices with my teenage daughter, age 14.  She was sharing some things about various friendships that gave her legitimate concern. I have heard only two extremes on the issue. Parents … Continue reading

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Does your mother control you? Part One


Tonight I was talking to my friend who I had not had a chance to talk to in a long while. This was the first time that we spent time together just her and I. We were supposed to do … Continue reading

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Does your Mother control you? Part Two


While we were talking I mentioned that in my relationship with Cobie, we had an issue with my mom who had put her input where it was not asked. And then I realized that much of my thoughts and expectation … Continue reading

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