Sex Trafficking In Foster Care (Part 1)

In this part I talk about recruiting girls through the juvenile justice system and what happens when children of immigrants are separated from their parents.

The Dope Show

Excerpt From Driftwood. Chapter 8.
At around 5 or 6 in the morning, I was awakened by a phlebotomist sticking a needle in my arm, trying and failing to draw blood. I can’t imagine any creepier way to be woken up.

Power Struggles

Excerpt From Driftwood Chapter 6.
The defining characteristic of my stay at the shelter was a series of power struggles between myself and the staff….

Facilities: A Mental Hospital

Excerpt from Driftwood Chapter 8:
I was told I’d only be leaving the children’s shelter if I went to jail, a mental hospital, or a group home if I was lucky. My second stop: A mental hospital…

The Facilities: Jail

Excerpt from Driftwood Chapter 7
I was told that the only way I would be leaving is jail, a mental Hospital, or a group home if I was lucky. My first stop was Jail.

The Facilities: The Shelter (Part 1)

Excerpt from Driftwood Chapter 5.
After a huge fight with my mom, a police officer took me to a children’s shelter. The intake worker told me the only way i’d leave is jail, a mental hospital, or a group home if i was lucky.

Driftwood Stories #Driftwood

I don’t know why, but for some reason I feel the need to quantify my postings of excerpts from Driftwood before I post any. The long and the short of it is that every now and then things pop up in society that are relevant to something either I or my friends experienced either inContinue reading “Driftwood Stories #Driftwood”

Mighty Diverse Power Rangers

Originally Posted July 2016.
Lionsgate released the character posters or the new Power Rangers movie. LOL at the casting switch-ups!!!! I guess someone caught on that having the black guy be the Black Ranger and the Asian girl be the Yellow Ranger wasn’t exactly kosher.

Analogy is a Valid Argument Structure…Right?

Originally posted July 2016,
While our attention to bad drugs may be fleeting, no one would ever stand up and say it’s wrong to not trust or even fear the pharmaceutical industry. No one justifies dangerous drugs by saying “but most drugs are safe.”