“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”
When a child grows up thinking abuse is what love from a parent looks like, you don’t know it’s so horrifically wrong until someone else tells you.
When my mother was pregnant with me she decided she didn’t want to have me
She set the snake on fire and legs grew out of the snake.
I was illiterate. I couldn’t read until the seventh grade. I had a speech impediment. I was mocked through school. I wore hand-me-down clothes. But in the seventh grade .....
"I have been on Good Morning America, 20/20, ABC, Doctor Phil, Doctor OZ."
"When I was gone to school she would cut my favorite clothes into shreds where I could find them."