I’m Asking Them Why

“It was my brother who was 15, I was 9, and my little brother was 8. And I remember when they took us from the house. You know, I’m asking them, ‘Why?’”

I Had So Much Family I Didn’t Know

“I went through the system all my life, and I had so much family I didn’t know.”

It Makes Me Sad

“Living with a family member who is addicted to prescription pills isn’t easy. You have to check on them. And constantly worry if they’re alright. Things like waking up on time for school get harder than they need to be.”

Things That I Fight with Every Day

“It’s terrible. Sorry. I lost my teeth. I almost lost my daughter earlier this year to protective services . . . the only reason why I’m still here to this day is because of my children.”