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My Mother

Posted by anelisa , in Sexual Assault, Anxiety, Family Issues 22 April 2014 · 182 views

As all of you know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.
Because of this, I share my video on Facebook on Friday and Saturday nights.
Today I got a message from my mom:
I'm trying to figure out a nice way to say this, but I really dont know how. I'm genuinely concerned about your mental health. way you keep reposting that stuff over and over, makes yo...


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My Mom

Posted by anelisa , in Family Issues 07 January 2014 · 211 views

My mom had me a couple months after her 17th birthday.
She never really bonded with me.
It was always my aunts, uncle, and grandparents taking care of me.
She even left me with them for a year (when I was 5) while she disappeared.
She took me back, but soon after, left me with an abusive father.
As I got older and into upper elementary and middle school,...


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'Ungrateful'

Posted by anelisa , in Family Issues 23 December 2013 · 154 views

There are a lot of people in my life that have done a lot for me. Often times I'm told that I'm not grateful.
And it's true. I'm not grateful.
Though I've had help, I wasn't set up to succeed. It wasn't all handed to me.
I motivated myself. I worked. I studied. I earned my grades. I stayed out of trouble. That was me . I did it. Me ....


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Please Don't

Posted by anelisa , in Family Issues 23 December 2013 · 144 views

I'm currently in a very happy relationship with a boy I met in high school.
We've been together almost 2 years now.
But before him, I was dating a guy that wasn't so great.
He was 3 years older than me.
He used to do drugs.
He drank a lot.
He cheated on me.
He hid it all from me.
I thought he was an angel.
The angel facade was destroyed when he started to...


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A Typical Day of 8th Grade Me

Posted by anelisa , in Family Issues 23 December 2013 · 132 views

I get up, even though it's 6 and I don't have to be to school til 8:30.
I dry my hair.
I put on makeup.
No breakfast.
I go to school. 
Nobody talks to me.
Nobody sits with me at lunch.
I could go days without being acknowledged.
I'm picked up by my step mom.
I go home.
I do chores.
Do dishes. 
Vacuum.
Clean counters.
Scrub the floor on my hands...


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Letter to Shirley

Posted by anelisa , in Family Issues 19 December 2013 · 127 views

Shirley was my step mom. She died in February 2012 of cancer.
Luc, Lexie, and Shayla are my siblings.
 
 
 
 
Shirley,
 
It was the summer after 8th grade year that I stopped living with you and Dad. I remember it was June 20 because I was so excited to leave California. I had expected the two of you and Lexie (who as you...





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