Hi, my name is Tasha. I’m 32 years old. I was born and raised in a two parent home in Knoxville, Tennessee with one younger brother. As far as outward appearances, I had a “normal” family life, but as I’ve gotten older, I realize it wasn’t the best environment. I believe in my heart, my parents did their best raising my brother and me, but due to past hurts and wounds of their own, they passed some of those same wounds down to me. My mother seemed very stressed all the time and yelled at us constantly. Things had to be perfect.
Hi my name is Tyreesh. I want to thank you for the opportunity to come out and share my story with you. I was born and raised in the DFW area. My parents separated when I was 2 years old. My parents were never married, so I grew up in a single parent home with my mother. My mother dated another man for 8 ½ years and he was a businessman who traveled a lot. He left his daughter, my mother, and I alone most of the time when he traveled. My mother blamed me for their break up due to my disrespectful attitude toward him because he was not my real father.
Growing up, I had a wonderful childhood. I grew up in the church with parents who love the Lord. I did well in school but I wasn’t in with the cool kids and they made fun of me. I felt less than, embarrassed and withdrew a little. I was friends with the kids nobody else wanted to be friends with. I went to church, was active in the youth group and I loved it!
Hi, my name is Rabecca. I am a Spirit filled believer and a daughter of the Most High King.
I was molested when I was 4 years old by a family friend. When I was 6 years old, I was almost kidnapped by one of my stepfathers. At age 11 my mother passed away and I was orphaned. I had a grandmother that was not interested in raising a child with behavioral problems.
My stepfather beat me regularly until finally I left at age 15 shortly thereafter I got pregnant. Knowing I wasn’t equipped to care for a child, I gave up my first born child, my son, for adoption.