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The Story of a Modern Day Erin Brockovich

There is no such thing as a normal day at the Breadbasket. I get up in the morning, get my daughter ready, and bring her to daycare and then I come to work. I spend the first hour working with the intern, talking about what happened yesterday, what happened over the weekend, and what kind […]

The Story of a Grandmother

My mom was a single parent. Toys were something we deserved, like the organ I always wanted. I wanted it so bad. I wanted one because my friends had them. My mom had seven kids and should have been on services. But her thing was if you’re able-bodied, you should work. You work. All she […]

The Story of a Survivor of the System

My real parents were abusive, so when I was nine-months -old I was sent to foster care. We were there because my five-year-old sister was in a body cast because my dad tried to take a metal rod through her. During that time I was going in and out of foster care. I’ve had people […]

The Story of a Helper

I never expected to end up in Manhattan, Kansas, especially coming from a place like New Jersey. My daughter was in her early twenties, married, with a beautiful baby and a brand new pit bull. Then, she found out her husband was going to be deployed. She was taking classes and set to start a […]

The Story of an Immigrant

Moving to America has brought about many changes in my life. I’ve had to leave a lot of things behind—a language, a fiancé, family and friends, and a career. My English is adequate, but I still struggle with finding the correct word occasionally. The only family I live with now are my daughter and my […]