Day 25: A Story of Inspiration
“I have tried for years to become financially stable, while raising a child with no financial or physical help. I have not become financially stable, despite my good education, my excellent resume, and working full time and professionally. So, many likely still stigmatize me. I, however, know how hard I work, and how well I raise my child, and have come to realize that our economy and our society is not designed for women, single mothers, and survivors to become successful. Thus, i have refocused what i consider to be ‘success.’ I live in a strong and vibrant community of parents and friends, I am providing my son with an excellent home and education, I prioritize living ethically and having time for my family over working... once you redefine success outside of the traditional paradigms, you can abandon the stigma projected on you.” ~ Domestic violence survivor
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