Wednesday, August 13, 2014
How wonderful to see these folks lives transformed in some cases for the first time in decades or even their whole lives
Only understood about 15% of what she said due to the ebonics. But much of this movie paralleled my own life in Baltimore, especially my life between 2005 and 2009. Lots of traumatic memoires. I never chose to steal but between 94 and 2013 it was not the lease bit uncommon for me to go without food for 3 or 4 days and to go to bed hungry. Remember the show her mom put on for the cps worker. Reminded my of my mother Helen and what an act she put on in public. Helen only hit me a couple of times so the abuse was verbal, emotional and neglect but not really physical. I never went to bed hungry before 1994.
The other day I met some reps of the secular coalition of Washington. They were at the local library teaching about conservative as well as progressive bills. Fun and educational. The event was co-sponsored by the freethinkers.