Posts Tagged as "family"

Redemption Means Forgiveness: Q&A With Paul S. Flores

April 17, 2015 / By
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Redemption is forgiveness and the second part is actually moving forward and starting to bring the positive things into light. The accountability and responsibility is looking inside your pain. Then the redemption part is when you start taking the lessons from that pain.

I Become “Mom” When She’s At Work

August 25, 2014 / By
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In my case I feel like I have these responsibilities not only because I am a woman but also because I am the oldest. I manage to keep my grades high with struggles but I do feel like I’m taking on a role of a mother and my mom has the role of a dad.

Rejection and Harassment: Life As An LGBT Teen

February 7, 2013 / By
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                         Photo: some rights reserved wolfpeterson by Ana Llimet Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in We’Ced Youth Magazine Issue #2 I was in 3rd grade and I had just gotten out of the restroom when a group of girls approached me.

Navigating The Foster Care System

February 7, 2013 / By
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Shortly after, my father relapsed and I lost contact with both him and my brother. Through another family member, I was informed that my brother was taken into the custody of his older sister. Child Protective Services (CPS) eventually decided the home he went to was unsafe and placed him in foster care.

Growing Up

February 7, 2013 / By
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Slowly but surely, I started to get better in school. I got in less and less trouble, I stopped fighting and became an A and B student and I started playing sports like basketball. I started to look for ways to get involved in my community and that’s how I found out about BHC.