by Akara Skye
Trigger Warning: Mention of childhood sexual molestation
My father was quite religious in an unassuming way and was dedicated to the Episcopal church. My mother replicated his dedication so as to not disrupt the family dynamic.
By Shannon Quist
I’m a writer. I write. It’s what I do. I won my first writing award in fifth grade for a piece that was like my family: happy, static, the model of middle America. But that’s not really where my writing career began.
After living in North Texas for 31 years, I had forgotten how beautiful South Jersey was. I remember when I first moved to Texas and told them I grew up on a horse farm, the local Texans and nearby states just could not comprehend that New Jersey had country and farm lands or livestock. Country girl never entered their mind when they learned I was from New Jersey.
By Dianne Sonnenberg, AKA Board Member & International (First Nations) Adoptee
Headline: Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc say ground-penetrating radar was used to locate remains: Posted May 28, 2021; CBC News