A Woman Drained

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AuthorHouse, Oct 30, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 252 pages
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This is a story of how a young women grow up carrying the world on their shoulders. It’s about how women can become drained from being the wife, mother, sister, granddaughter, and daughter. As the oldest of six siblings, she became the one to set the path for the others. Her environment caused her to become grown long before her time. As life went on, she wanted to be different from what she had been exposed to daily. She had experienced abuse and pain for herself as well as all the women in her family. She battles to overcome the history of abuse in her family while seeking a solution to break the "generational curse" that continues to haunt the women in her family. Can the cycle be broken? Can she ever get back that self-esteem, that self confidence, the strength that had been taken through a history of pain and abuse to strive to be the woman that she needs to be for her family? Can her younger sisters keep her dream alive and break the generational curse?

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About the author (2008)

The author was born and raised in the small town of Yazoo City, Ms.  She is the oldest of six girls and two boys.  She started playing sports, basketball and softball, at the age of 6 where she learned about discipline and hard work at an early age giving honor to a local hero, Mr. Herman Leach,(Coach),a community legend.She graduated from Yazoo City High School where she played basketball throughout, progressing on to Tougaloo College where she received an academic and  an athletic scholarship. Through hard work and dedication, she became the first freshman captain at Tougaloo College to become the leader of the Lady Bulldogs in 1992.  She married in 1995.  Shortly after marriage, she later transferred to Mississippi College receiving a Bachelor's degree through the MCTAP program.  This allowed her to work and support her family while still pursuing her B.S.ED.  In 1997, she became the first female firefighter and only female firefighter to date in Yazoo City.  She went on to become a certified firefighter through the State Fire Academy in Pearl, MS while still continuing to pursue her first degree in education.  She is the proud mother of two children, a girl age 12, and a boy age 15.  After leaving the Yazoo City Fire Department, she continued to pursue her degree in education in which she received her B.S.ED in 1999.  In 2003, she went back to Mississippi College to pursue her Master's degree in Education.  In 2004, she also received her Master's degree in education.  She is currently working in the field of Education Administration.

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