Time: Friday night. Place: Outside Bob’s Liquor Store.
He comes from a carrying a .22mm Glock at 14-years-old because he didn’t have anyone to have his back.
It had been nearly two years since I last saw my father, and I was excited to see him again.
Your one and only Babygirl.
I come from Los Scandalous, California where gang banging is not an option.
When your uncle is no longer there.
When a father is incarcerated, communication can be tough.
POPS—Pain Of the Prison System issued writing prompts to kids to encourage letter writing to their incarcerated fathers. Here’s an example from one of the kids in the club.
Even though there have been bumps on the road, I’ve always managed to get back on the highway toward success.
I live in South Central Los Angeles and experience an endless cycle of tension, waiting for something bad to happen.
Writing to the memory of the father.
Have you ever felt like drowning in emotion?
Always searching and searching for that father figure I never had.
Who is to blame for family conflict?
My father is always there, encouraging me, motivating me, showing me what it means to be a good parent.
I have grown up without the father I’ve always needed.