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Rejecting My Role Model

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I was a daddy’s girl. In elementary school, whenever someone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, “I want to be like my dad.” He worked hard, and he was my role model.  He didn’t tell me or my siblings about his childhood. Growing up, my aunt, my dad’s younger […]

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Something Good Out of Something Bad

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I don’t remember my first hospitalization. I was either too young to understand it or too high off the five milligrams of morphine. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve gone to the hospital for extreme pain about 10 times a year. Almost monthly. I could practically put my address down as the […]

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My Burdens as an Adoptee 

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I was born in Kentucky and only had about three days with my birth mother before I was put into foster care. While nine months pregnant with me, she had been apprehended by the police and forcibly hospitalized because she was homeless and suffering a psychotic episode. Due to her schizoaffective disorder, she lost custody […]

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Choosing Myself

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In 17 years, I’ve had to move more than 10 times throughout New York City. In 3rd grade, I attended five different schools. As a child, I never understood why my family moved around like a military family, but now I know some of the reasons.  When my twin brother and I were born, my […]

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