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Emotional Abuse stemming from childhood

Invisible scars. Wells, scratches and bruises on the spirits of many adult African-American men and women. Talking sharply is a strong suit in our culture, but God wants us to speak life and speak love. I pray that our emotional scars be made whole.

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Now see, Miz RetroStank is so many different things (aren't we all?), but namely, she IS a Chistian, wife, mother, light, poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, freethinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything through Christ! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, she is the only girl of three chill'un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an infinitely enthusiastic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homeopathic childhood environment, majorly tilted her towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you're understanding that she is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seat-belt, and enjoy "the Funky ride all around the world" (in the words of Outkast).

4 thoughts on “Emotional Abuse stemming from childhood

  1. True. Talking sharply is a strong suit in our culture, but a lot of it is uncontrolled rage. A couple of months ago, I saw a woman talking “strong” to an approximately 18-month old. When is this going to stop? I was intimidated by the way she was talking to the toddler and I am an adult. When is this going to stop? When are we going to recognize this for what it is? abuse and bullying. Too many people walking around in pain because of emotional abuse.

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  2. It is often said hurting people hurt other people. The African American, and the African in general has been hurt by centuries of abuse…slavery, you name it…We can give only what is in us.

    Thank you for this post. We must continue speaking out for things to change.


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