"As a young child, I suffered physical and sexual abuse in my home and began to act out. I eventually entered the mental health and child welfare systems. I was in the child welfare system for an extensive period of time and was eventually sent to more than 20 different placements. I was placed in some of the worst foster homes and programs.
Many of them didn’t care about my broken childhood or my mental health issues. One of my foster fathers sexually abused me, but when I reported him to my case worker, I was told that if I got moved, I could be sent to a worse home. Finally, after months of being sexually abused by my foster father, I killed him. I was only 16 ...read more