Woman Within

| This is the 366th story of Our Life Logs |I was born in 1976 in New Delhi, the capital city of India. My father, a labor union leader who was tangled up in domestic politics, married at the young age of 17. But how could he not? Though my mother lived in a nearby village and was illiterate, she was one of the most beautiful … Continue reading Woman Within

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There Is Hope for the Unloved

| This is the 352nd story of Our Life Logs | I’ve learned when no one cares enough to keep you when you’re born or adopts you when you’re a baby, the odds are no one will care about you as you get older. I was no exception. But still, I held out hope for the longest time that someone would come along who’d love me. … Continue reading There Is Hope for the Unloved

An Innate Survival

| This is the 348th story of Our Life Logs | I grew up in a small Italian neighborhood in the North End of Bridgeport, Connecticut, alongside my younger sister. Growing up in the 1980s, we spent our days running off with neighborhood friends, only returning home when the hum of the streetlights came on. If I wasn’t playing with friends, I was with my grandparents … Continue reading An Innate Survival

At the Foot of the Mountain

| This is the 343rd story of Our Life Logs | I grew up on a small Caribbean Island in the 1990s where I loved to play sports and solve math problems. I always looked up to my dad who was a successful accountant and I dreamed of following in his footsteps. Though, as I began my journey to high school, I found myself straying from … Continue reading At the Foot of the Mountain

Because You Never Know

| This is the 317th story of Our Life Logs |‘“What happens when people open their hearts?”’‘“They get better.”’–Haruki Marakami, Norwegian WoodBorn into a struggling family in 1989 in Glasgow, Scotland, I lived in the middle of a dangerous neighborhood. I grew up watching over my shoulder and trying to keep the peace in our home. Though I breathed the air of misfortune, it did not … Continue reading Because You Never Know

A Freedom Worth Sharing

| This is the 309th story of Our Life Logs |I was born in York, Pennsylvania, on April 3, 1994, raised in a family where I was one of five girls. Emotions—my mother’s, specifically—ran our household. If Mom was upset, everyone’s emotional state shifted. My sisters and I walked on eggshells around her, holding our breath as we waited to be a happy family again. Unfortunately, … Continue reading A Freedom Worth Sharing

It’s All Possible

| This is the 299th story of Our Life Logs | Life began the year 1993 in a beautiful small town in Southern California. Our close-knit family projected the picture-perfect story with loving parents, huge apple trees to climb, and a million sun-kissed memories. Sadly, every beautiful story is entangled with a monster. The monsters that haunted my life and broke my sweet laughter were violators … Continue reading It’s All Possible