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    I’m writing this in hopes that other adults will listen to the children who count on them when they say that an authority figure is treating them poorly. So often we associate bullying as something that takes place between children, and we’ve been taught that abuse from an adult to a child is sexual in ...
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    “Possible risk of death.” What do you mean, a possible risk of death? Sure, are you kidding? That toxic haze I feel As if it’s already over. Sometimes I think that, l have been dead for years. Will today be the day, My heart stops beating? If I leave my mother behind, Will she be ...
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    For the longest time I have struggled with my self-esteem and truly loving the person I am today. In part, that has to do with the fact that I was born with a cleft lip when I was a baby. Even though the surgeries were successful and I only had a few small scars, I ...
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    They probably still lose sleep over you. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re grown – and clearly on social media. Your timeline has been full of back to school updates and cute kids in their first day outfits. There’s probably been a meme or two showing how parents throw a party when when their ...
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    For part 1 of Ellie’s Story, click here. I woke up with a pounding headache, probably from crying myself to sleep. It was Saturday morning, I looked over at the digital clock hanging over the doorway, and it read 9:30. Nine thirty, for the past month I’ve been waking up at exactly nine thirty, why? ...
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    Today, I became the girl reading a book in a bar. It’s not something I ever saw myself doing… truth be told, I’ve found myself doing more than I ever imagined lately. But that’s the beautiful thing about being alone. There’s a Kelly Clarkson lyric that goes, “You try to break me but you see, ...
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    To my mom, You are the light that shines in my life when everything seems to be going dark. You have made a countless number of sacrifices to make sure I am happy. You put your own needs aside to ensure my needs are met. You were my safe place when fear took over my ...