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A Hauntingly Beautiful Read!

Amazon Reviews Welcome - Kindle for Black Butterfly July 2018Black Butterfly is a compilation of poetry that speaks to the silence of loss, the fight for families, and the love for foster children. It is written from the perspective of a youth in crisis and is a reflection of a survivor’s foster care journey. Children, parents, social workers, teachers, and all those who find connection, will find Black Butterfly, a tumultuous journey of faith and hope!

A Youth in Crisis

Consider the perspective of a youth-in-crisis or a youth struggling in the foster care system.  What supports are in place to help them overcome?  Closure may be difficult, especially, if there are any traumas left behind.  Black Butterfly speaks to matters of the heart that are often unspoken; it speaks to the silence of loss, the fight for families, and love for foster children. 

Black Butterfly speaks to daily realities that foster children may be exposed to.  The clinical perspective is removed as connection to real issues is found through poetry that is realistic in prose and choral formation.  Black Butterfly helps youth-in-crisis see themselves as God sees them!

What you don’t know CAN hurt you!

Have you ever heard of the saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you?”  Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth.  If you find yourself in an abusive situation or any situation that violates your personal space, seek shelter and assistance.  As a former foster child, resources were not made available to me nor did I know they existed.   What you don’t know, CAN hurt you!  If you live in the United States, there are 24 hour shelters, counselors, free food, medical assistance, and more.  If you live in a country outside of the United States, contact your local law enforcement agency or human services department.  Your life has value and you have rights!  Don’t spend one more day giving anyone power to take something that doesn’t belong to them.  Take your life back!  Embrace hope and peace of mind!

Giving Back

As a former foster child, I identify with the many challenges that youth face overcoming obstacles related to parental loss, abandonment, self-esteem, and more.  To that end, I’m thankful to have had a foster mother that cared enough to help me get through it.  Today, I give back to youth through mentoring, motivational speaking, and book “giveaways.”  Please visit my Amazon author page for more details on Black Butterfly Books.
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