A Tale of Two Judges (Part 2)

The story of how TV’s Judge Hatchett saved me from being condemned to the Foster Care to Prison pipeline.

Two Months (Part One)

A girl from the DFACS shelter taught me the back way into a foster home was through Georgia Regional, a Mental Hospital. She was right. What she didn’t tell me was just how fragile foster home placements were…

Hilary Rosen, Nina Turner, and the Angry Black Woman Trope

Originally posted 4/9/2020 to Psych Central. Democratic strategist and CNN correspondent, Hilary Rosen, is not having a great time right now…

Sex Trafficking In Foster Care (Part 3)

Final entry for this series. I discuss one of the many issues of building children’s shelters in high crime areas and the story of a member of often ignored victims of sex trafficking…boys.

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.

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.