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The Narrative Matters

Here We Go Around the Maypole Part 2

The highlight of the festival day, the girls gathered around the May Pole, each one of us holding a streamer. We skipped and sang joyfully, while running  in circles around the  May Pole wrapping it from top to bottom as our parents and the neighbors watched. It was so much fun! I do not remember any boys participating in this activity. and a lot of them thought it was a girl thing. When we were done, we ate cake, ice cream and drank Kool-Aid. The sugar put us on hyper inner ride to some place that we did not even understand. We did know that it was one of the few times that we could eat  as much as we wanted.

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The Children are Our Future

Ana-Isabel holds the distinction of being the first grandchild in her familial clan. She also holds the distinction and honor of being the eldest to her tribal cousins. A role she takes very seriously.
Inktoberan, an online challenge within the art community inspired her to enter her drawing entitled ‘Poisonous’ her take on the sugar addiction epidemic sweeping her communities.

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The Narrative Matters

The Pain of Incarceration Part 2: I thought You loved Me

It’s not their intent to hurt their children. Please note this article today, isn’t serving as a defense for the violators, but a reminder, in most situations, the intent is not to harm their child, break the promise, return to drugs, alcohol or prisons.

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