It is a story that reminds me of forgiveness. And also we make choices in life whether good or bad and it’s your choice to live with bitterness or release yourself by forgiving the other person. I chose to forgive and understand my mother’s choices.
Moving to a foreign country in my 40s was not part of my life plan. So rather than feel sorry for myself I have found myself thinking more and more about displaced persons of Africa and the impact it has emotionally and mentally on them.
I chose this story because I am the story myself and I want to use it to inspire the world that we can be anything we want to be no matter out root. This story is everything to me. It reminds me of who I am and makes me realize that life is very simple and everyone is important to me no matter our background or race.
This story is part 1 of a series I want to tell revolving around fire and surviving death – this was one of the lighter fire stories I have and I think it sets up a great precedent for the coming stories.
She is a father and a mother at the same time been a petty trader and taking care of four kids including house rent fees feeding is not easy I love my mom and I don’t want to see her suffer.
I love to tell stories, whether its through Facebook posts and Twitter threads, or via writing poetry, books and classroom conversations.
Storytelling has become an important part of my life, maybe because I have got a lot of stories to tell from the eventful life I have lived so far. storytelling is everything.
It’s a story I’ve never told and seemed like a good place to start excavating myself. I know this is a common experience, but as a child I thought it was standard and when I realized it wasn’t, that all families weren’t like ours, it seems strange, but my identity collapsed. I’d like to share those parts so that there are fewer dark corners for people like me to get lost in. – Chantelle