My Story of Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse

Most of you know I’ve shared my story ⌨️ through my writing ✍️. I also decided to record a video 📹 through this journey of self healing. I do get very emotional so be prepared if you decide to watch 👀 it. Please do not feel obligated to watch. But if it will help someone you know, to find their Voice (should they choose to) and not feel ashamed, you can share my video! #UnlockedPain #Survivor #Thriving #GodSpeed 🤲

 

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Children migrant workers

Child labor abuse

Now as an adult I sit here reflecting on my socialization growing up. My sisters and I very rarely went to school. In our household we were forced to work outside in the fields. I remember we would work outdoors in the hot sun for a minimum of 10 hours per day, up to 6 days per week. We would pick apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, cucumbers, peaches, black and yellow cherries, tomatoes, corn, weeding the fields with long hoes.

Migrant workers

I just wanted to be a kid. I didn’t want to work under the hot sun for hours on end. I just wanted to play like other kids. Why couldn’t my biological mom understand that and want that for us?

After countless years of working in the fields; when I should have been in school. The state finally caught up to us and my biological mom was forced to register us in school. I remember walking into school…

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