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Inspired Stories

Setting My Own Bar in Life

By Sandra — "...and you can pretty much guarantee another baby." I'm eavesdropping as I sit next to a girl talking to her friend on how to game the government benefits we are all here to collect. It's a monthly check under a program called WIC (Women Infant and Children ...

I Could Have Been a Statistic

By Carrie --- Raised by parents who struggled with drug addiction, in an environment where abuse was rampant, I lived a childhood filled with setbacks, heartbreak and challenges. At 11, my dad beat my mom in the early hours of the morning and left for Cali and shortly thereafter ended ...