When my mother was pregnant with me she decided she didn’t want to have me
When a child grows up thinking abuse is what love from a parent looks like, you don’t know it’s so horrifically wrong until someone else tells you.
“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”
She set the snake on fire and legs grew out of the snake.
I was illiterate. I couldn’t read until the seventh grade. I had a speech impediment. I was mocked through school. I wore hand-me-down clothes. But in the seventh grade .....
"I have been on Good Morning America, 20/20, ABC, Doctor Phil, Doctor OZ."
"When I was gone to school she would cut my favorite clothes into shreds where I could find them."