women pushed outI never had anyone tell me anything about my life and what to expect being a woman. I only had myself, my grandmother and God to help me along the way. Of course I had other family members but they were not around. They all thought that I was a waste of time a nuisance, a rotten apple.

Even though they still provided me with shelter I always felt alone. I’m not your average 18 year old woman, I was born HIV positive my mother was a heroin addict. I couldn’t tell you who my father was and neither could any of my family members.

My mother died of an overdose when I was 7 and that is when my grandmother took me into her home. I was already diagnosed with HIV and before my mother passed she never took care of me or my health. My grandmother made sure my health was on point and made sure I had all my medications and went to every appointment. I felt normal and comfortable, but there was still something that was troubling me about my family that I couldn’t put my finger on.

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Life can throw you many curve-balls that you almost never see coming your way. You try your best to hit those curve balls, but no matter what you somehow always miss them. We are faced with multiple issues having to do with love, health, image, e.t.c. Our lives can be so stressful at times we can’t really deal with the constant up and down of emotion. Some are hit with situations much worse than yours and helps you put things in perspective. I want to get into a personal story about a female I knew growing up.

April wasn’t your average 17 year old, her mother passed away when she was 12 and her father ran off with another woman. Since her mother’s passing she lived with her aunt and cousin. Over the years April and her cousin shared responsibilities in the house to help out. April had a part time job with a corporate catering company to help with some of the bills in the house, yet she barely made ends meet. She even participated in a lot of extracurricular activities in school that she enjoyed. There was never a moment where she wasn’t keeping busy, or doing something.

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Mom and Child

When you were a little girl have you ever said to yourself I’m going to be a good Mother to my children. Some have also said, “I will never be like my mom when I grow up? Little girls are always thinking about how it would be, young girls are curious like that. Once you did became a mother you had no idea how tough it would be. You also never understood the amount of physical and mental emotion it would take to be a mother. You may have some regrets about jumping around hiring different moving services, switching schools etc… you had to go through. You never really understand the pressures of being a Mother until you get there.


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A Special Condition

meditation helpAs Women we face many obstacles and challenges when it comes to our bodies. We never know what underlining
issues or conditions we might have to face down the road or what we are born with. Our bodies are a mystery that many doctors are still trying to solve to this date.

It is always important to take care of your body and know the warning signs when something is wrong. A condition that most women face today is Endometriosis. This article will dig deep and educate those who don’t know about this condition that most women endure in their life. It will give you some food for thought.

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