Author Archives: talesti

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Hakiim – Leading African Youth in the Drive for Change

#war #terrorism #africa #youth #change In Agago District (Northern Uganda) in 1986 I was born, the only child of my mother and one of fifteen to my polygamy father. Despite my disagreements with my father’s approach to women, he was a good...

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Beena J – Show Me The Way

#student #loss #family #death #education #alone My dad really wanted to see me throw my graduation cap up in the air. I was the first in our family to go to university, so watching me walk across that stage was important to him. Two weeks ago, I...

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Marty B – Showing Signs of Life

#Cancer #Abuse #Sexuality #Relationship I was born in Florida in 1978 and lived there until my dad took a job in Birmingham, Alabama. Before I graduated high school, my parents moved back to Florida, but I stayed in Birmingham to finish school....

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Isha L – In Order To Heal Others I Had To...

#domesticviolence #yoga #healing #India #arrangedmarriage I’m from a place called Gurgaon, now officially known as Gurugram, in Northern India, just Southwest of New Delhi. I grew up in a very close-knit family with a younger brother and...

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Danny C – Love is the only Language I Speak Fluently

#Homelessness #Addiction #Poetry #Writing #Singing #Support #PTSD #MentalHealth I have performed Nessun Dorma in Manchester Cathedral five times and have recently performed at the Royal Academy of Music. If I told you nothing else, you would...

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