“Don’t forget your spiritual fervor.” These were the last words my mother spoke to me before I headed back West for school. I immediately felt visible. I was happy but also embarrassed that she…

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I sat in my room contemplating the decision I had to make. I was experiencing an inner struggle between who I was and who I thought I should be to protect myself. In hindsight, the…

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At the time I did not understand what prompted me to cut out and glue the phrase “Pushing Past Pain into Power” on my 2016 vision board but I did. I could not imagine anything going sour…

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No matter where I find myself in life I can never forget the people who have played a part in the woman I am today. The involvement of some people extended the involvement of others yet…

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I do not recall the exact day I fully recognized them for who they were. However, I know I came to the realization over time. It was almost as if I was Jonas from The…

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