Broken Stories

Banksy's street art called A Girl with A Balloon, is painted on a wall in South London. Through my lens as a clinical social worker I am torn in two directions with this piece.  I feel sadness, loss, despair, and heartbreak because of the loss of her balloon.  But, then I feel the complete opposite; happiness and relief with the prospect that the… Continue reading Broken Stories

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Foster Care as an Adjective

I recently came upon the poetry of Nayyirah Waheed, a poet who elicits intense emotion and unrivaled beauty.  Her choice of simple words with unique grammar, dashes and no capitalization, brings a profound need to relate her poetry to the lived human experience.  Here is one example that I came across in my exploration of personhood. Wow, right?  A poem,… Continue reading Foster Care as an Adjective