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By on Jun 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Get Started Join Option B “My son could have been in a gang, my daughter could have been pregnant. We defied all statistics.” By Stephanie Hughes • April 2017 My husband left in 2006. We’d been married thirteen years. He moved to another state and started a new family. I had $120, two kids, two months of outstanding mortgage payments, and an empty refrigerator. Back...

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ANOTHER DEPRESSION CRISIS REVISITED “Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk to you again. . .”The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel On August 20, 2016, I posted the following comment on Facebook: “I need to confess a recurring thought that has troubled me all day and into the night. It is stopping me from sleeping. Confession holds me accountable for...

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What I Know For Sure After 23 Years of Mothering Mothering is very hard work. We birth, love, nurture, and fiercely protect our children. For many mothers few issues create more angst than the question of whether to step off the career ladder to stay at home with children. I have been a working mother both in and outside of the home. My youngest child recently...

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Dear Charlamagne Tha God: I Am a Fat Chick. I Am Not Obsessed With Food. During the Valentine’s Day episode, you said that you wanted to “salute all the fat chicks out there celebrating their true love today which is food. You may be single now but you’ll catch mad discounts on chocolate tomorrow.” Charlamagne, I do not believe that you intended to insult more...

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Fences, Black Men, And Depression As a black woman, attorney, and single mother living with depression, I thought that I had little besides race in common with black men with the same mental illness. Then I saw Fences the movie adapted from the play by August Wilson. In Fences, Troy Maxson is a fifty-three year old black man working as a garbage collector. Troy...

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Lessons From Carrie Fisher Speaking truth to power about my own depression. Carrie Fisher was a mother, daughter, sister, actress, and author. She also candidly discussed and openly chronicled her own bipolar disorder. I appreciated Ms. Fisher’s raw candor and humor about living with a mental illness. Her candor encouraged me to continue talking about my own...

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