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Discovering Akilah

Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father.  Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah

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Setting Boundaries: No Guilt Tripping

“If your version of me respecting you involves me disrespecting myself, you can go.” Have you ever experienced a person that makes you feel guilty for saying no? Or just an indifference to how they make you feel? They make you feel terrible for setting a boundary. They make you feel like you’re being difficult… Continue reading Setting Boundaries: No Guilt Tripping

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Signs Of A Toxic Family Member

We hear it all the time, blood is thicker than water, and in some fortunate cases this is true but in others when it comes to family they tend to cut us so deep they bleed us dry instead of keeping us healthy, hydrated, energized and feeling loved. A lot of times, it's normal to feel… Continue reading Signs Of A Toxic Family Member

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The Sociopath (PART 2)

On New Years Eve me and Lina met Sebastian and his friends at a rave in Oakland. That night ended up being a total disaster. His friends were being annoying AF and he and I ended up arguing over something stupid... at that moment I knew 2016 would be a shit show. Since I lived… Continue reading The Sociopath (PART 2)

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The Manipulative One

When I was in middle school I met a boy (or should I say man) named Ian Michaels. I was in the 8th grade and I was 14 years old, but of course he thought I was 17. Ian was 19 years old and he had no idea I was in middle school. This relationship was… Continue reading The Manipulative One