Escaping the Cycle of My Father

Eduardo Hernandez

P.O.P.S. the club is a high school-based community for students who have endured the Pain of the Prison System.

We all Need Love to Get Through Tough Times

Lucy Rodriguez

Life can get you so lost you find your self confidence.

Revisiting the Deceitful Street Where I am From

Eduardo Hernandez

John Rodriguez paints a snapshot of the deceitful streets of Los Angeles.

Experimenting With My Life

Eduardo Hernandez

Can you get something from nothing?

All My Life

Angel De La Cruz crop

For some, years can pass before they are ready for their story to be heard, for the pain to escape, for life to begin again.

I Remember

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Memory can be an intense rush of emotional turmoil. When a family member is incarcerated, memories can be uncomfortable company.

A New Year’s Gift to Your Inner Child: Learning to Love After Sexual Abuse

A New Year's Gift to My Inner Child

Anthony Goulet is a survivor of abuse and shares his message of hope and encouragement with other survivors.

He Deserves To Live

ialysis

However, the health care industry in the USA might make a different decision.

Take a Moment to Listen

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Listen to the words, don’t read them with your eyes. Read them with your voice. Read these words and feel.

My Prison

my prison

Thought and silence can push us to the emotional wall.

I was Homeless at the Age of Eight

lost boy

Anthony Rios builds from loss and strength to overcome his early start on the streets.

I’m Still Being Punished for His Crime

staircase

Would you like to repeat the details your trauma again, and again, and again?

Remember This

empty chair

Stark reality hits when the violence is gone, but so is he.

His Blood Runs Through Me

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The blood of POPS the Club runs with emotional healing that can emerge unexpectedly.

The Blue Rag Ain’t For Me

gang violence

What a young man in the USA faces everyday caught between the blue rag and the blue line.

Listening and the Difference Caring Makes

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Where we come from sets our life path in motion for better or worse, but open ears that care can alter the destination.