Runaway Train (Part 3)

Having had my fill of the streets, I come up with the dumbest idea in the history of dumb ideas to eventually get stable… a grown up boyfriend

Runaway Train (Part 2)

I ended up staying with a random stranger for a couple of nights under the premise that I’d be flying to California to live with my stepdad. After he rejected me, I kept up the lie cause I didn’t want the woman or her family to get in trouble for “custodial interference”

Runaway Train (Part 1)

I witnessed the shelter staff neglect a toddler who was brought in, leaving it in a playpen crying all alone for hours. The staff said that if I didn’t like it I could run away…so I did

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.

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