I'm Not Bitter, I'm Better

I have been molested, addicted, placed in a psychiatric hospital, abused by ex-boyfriends, abandoned by loved ones, lost my children to the state, homeless and incarcerated. But I'm not bitter.

I was born in Atlantic City, NJ, in 1965. I spent most of my summers on the beaches and the boardwalk watching all the tourists gather, from all around the world, to spend their vacation at the world’s biggest playground. I was molested at the age of eight up until I was 12 years old when I began to make the streets my home.

As early as 11 years of age, …

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