by Felicia Harper Farmer
With a frank and refreshing voice, Felicia Harper Farmer invites us to take a glimpse into her childhood and the years she spent growing up in a hard neighborhood of East St. Louis, Illinois. Hers was not an idyllic family life, and she writes from the heart, sharing with us the stark reality of being the oldest of three children to a woman who was a drug addict, welfare cheat, and an abusive mother who didn’t want children to begin with, and a father who was a drug dealer, philanderer, and spendthrift.
Despite her nearly deadly upbringing, she wanted to break the Circle Full of Love, Hate, and Betrayal from which she had come because, as she says, “Do not hurt someone else just because you have been hurt or are hurting.”
Determined to escape the minefield of addiction, abuse, and negative influences and makes her own way in the world, she has done just that. Married for ten years, she has one daughter, and is a licensed child care provider for the State of Illinois. She chose to work specifically with abused and unwanted children because, she says, “I understand what they have been through and are going through.”
(2004, paperback, 44 pages)
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