NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America's mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100 Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel, and beatings from his mother worsened, which sent him on a downward spiral. He ran away from home, turned to drug dealing to survive, and ended up in prison for murder at the age of 19, full of anger and despair. Writing My Wrongs is the story of what came next. During his nineteen-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others—tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. In equal turns, Writing My Wrongs is a page-turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty, violence, and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption and a compelling witness to our country’s need for rethinking its approach to crime, prison, and the men and women sent there.
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Prisoners initiative to compensate victims & support charities. A writing project from prisoners in High Desert State Prison, CA. Inspired by Shaka Senchior's Writing My Wrongs. This book is a genuine attempt at redemption.
In 1991, at the age of nineteen, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was a young drug dealer with a quick temper who had been hardened by what he experienced selling drugs on the unforgiving streets of Detroit. For years, as he served out his sentence for second degree murder, he blamed everybody else but himself for the decision he made to shoot on that fateful night. It wasn't until Shaka started writing about the pain from his childhood and his life on the streets that he was able to get at the root of the anger that led him to prison. Through the power of journaling, he accepted responsibility for his violent behavior and now uses his experience to help others avoid the same path--P.  of cover.
Life is sometimes seen as a series of events that happen to a person. Other times it is viewed as life events we go through. Meleza saw life as a challenge of endurance. At a standstill in life, she was encouraged to share her experiences; implying it was time for her to move on and emotionally grow into who she was destined to be. Writing the Wrongs is a memoir exposing what was thought to have been the best decisions in, sometimes, the worst situations. It is a memoir of choices and results. Perception; based on both applied and assumed reality.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Grahame Claire comes a story of second chances. Juliana I made a mistake. And it wasn't going to Paris for the semester. It was waiting until I had one foot out the door to tell Mitch Jacobs I was leaving. I never expected him to shatter my heart in retribution. After all the distance, the remnants of our fight still linger. The hole he left behind still bleeds. Now I'm back . . . and there's no way I'll be able avoid him. Mitch I made a mistake. Lost my temper. Said things I'm not sure I really meant. And in the process, I lost the person who matters most along with the future we'd planned. I've had four months to figure out what to say to her when she gets home. Four months to face the dreams I destroyed. Now she's back . . . and she isn't alone.
A book of poetry about my journey of recovery from child abuse. One section is titled Writing the Wrongs. Flip the book over to read the other section, titled Righting the Wrongs. For a free electronic version of this book, click here. If you prefer to order from amazon.com, click here.
Eva McDonald Valesh was one of the Progressive Era's foremost labor publicists. Challenging the narrow confines placed on women, Valesh became a successful investigative journalist, organizer, and public speaker for labor reform. Valesh was a compatriot of the labor leaders of her day and the "right-hand man" of Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. Events she covered during her colorful, unconventional reporting career included the Populist revolt, the Cuban crisis of the 1890s, and the 1910 Shirtwaistmakers' uprising. She was described as bright, even "comet-like," by her admirers, but her enemies saw her as "a pest" who took "all the benefit that her sex controls when in argument with a man." Elizabeth Faue examines the pivotal events that transformed this outspoken daughter of a working-class Scots-Irish family into a national political figure, interweaving the study of one woman's fascinating life with insightful analysis of the changing character of American labor reform during the period from 1880 to 1920. In her journey through the worlds of labor, journalism, and politics, Faue lays bare the underside of social reform and reveals how front-line workers in labor's political culture—reporters, investigators, and lecturers—provoked and informed American society by writing about social wrongs. Compelling, insightful, and at times humorous, Writing the Wrongs is a window on the Progressive Era, on social history and the new journalism, and on women's lives and the meanings of class and gender.
Phyllis Trible's Texts of Terror is a landmark among those studying women of the Bible. Focusing on stories of the maltreatment of women, Trible paved the way for subsequent feminist exegetes who have been very critical of such stories in the Bible, and who see Christianity as an unredeemably patriarchal religion. It is commonly said that these Old Testament stories of rape, murder, torture, and abandonment passed without comment until recent times. Here, Thompson traces and analyzes various Christian interpretations of these bible stories of women. In drawing attention to views other than Texts of Terror, Thompson speaks to Christians who are battling over how the Bible ought to be read today.
From the time she was a little girl, Sophia dreamed of gaining a place and a name in the High Class Corporate world. Growing up in Oxnard, California allowed her to attend a prestigious school that prepped and primed her for her future career-and when she earned that coveted interview at Fray Incorporated, Sophia owed it all to hard work, determination and a good education. As an Office Manager at the elite Corporation, Sophia worked even harder, spending ten years becoming the best Manager she could be and sending Fray Incorporated even higher in number and success. Yet all dreams eventually crumble, and when intrigue came knocking, Sophia found hers shattered around her feet in dust and pain. Accused of stealing money from the company, she is terminated without regard or defense. Lost and confused, Sophia heads to the safety of her home as she tries to piece the clues together. What happened? How did they set her up? And more importantly....How can she right a wrong she cannot prove?
This collection of poetry is the recent offering of author and musician Lanson Searle' a.k.a. 24. Poet since this artist was a child. Viewed as personal and not intended to be seen or collected by anyone. "I wrote these poems as a form of therapy, to leave long after I'm gone".-Lanson Searle'. "However, I decided to publish this book for any fans of mine waiting for my next novel." "I hope they enjoy it, because this is very deep personal writings that may be hard for others to express.""Maybe someone can relate and as long as I at least reach one and help in anyway, that I too lived like you and it is possible to overcome the harsh reality of street life." You can transcend it and make your future full of happiness and hope."
The Complete Concordance to Shakspere Being a Verval Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet New Ed
- Author : Mary-Cowden Clarke
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1875
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 860
- ISBN : ONB:+Z223278203
This book is me. It's about the me that had to deal with the cards dealt to me. I had no choice in who I was born to or where I was placed as a baby. It was God's divine choice. I am an epic display of God's GRACE. I have suffered many hard days but not in vain. Many that will read this may have some clue but the rest have no idea. I covered my pains very well. I smiled through every wound and every oozing cut. I didn't create the mess in my life. However, I did make the mess worse. By the time I wanted to clean it up, I didn't know where to start. It wasn't my mess, but it is my house. I could no longer blame anyone for the mess I've lived in for the last 30 years of my life. I had to take responsibility and own up to my part as well as the position I played. Look, we all have been dealt a hand in life. How we play this hand determines our life's successes and defeats. I am not perfect, but from this journey I've learned. I learned how to own up to it all. I've accepted every failure and disappointment...It's time to heal and move on. I'm not perfect but I am pleasing to God. And so, I'm surviving.
The New York Times bestselling author of Writing My Wrongs invites men everywhere on a journey of honesty and healing through this book of moving letters to his sons—one whom he is raising and the other whose childhood took place during Senghor's nineteen-year incarceration. Shaka Senghor has lived the life of two fathers. With his first son, Jay, born shortly after Senghor was incarcerated for second-degree murder, he experienced the regret of his own mistakes and the disconnection caused by a society that sees Black lives as disposable. With his second, Sekou, born after Senghor's release, he has experienced healing, transformation, intimacy, and the possibilities of a world where men and boys can openly show one another affection, support, and love. In this collection of beautifully written letters to Jay and Sekou, Senghor traces his journey as a Black man in America and unpacks the toxic and misguided messages about masculinity, mental health, love, and success that boys learn from an early age. He issues a passionate call to all fathers and sons—fathers who don't know how to show their sons love, sons who are navigating a fatherless world, boys who have been forced to grow up before their time—to cultivate positive relationships with other men, seek healing, tend to mental health, grow from pain, and rewrite the story that has been told about them. Letters to the Sons of Society is a soulful examination of the bond between father and sons, and a touchstone for anyone seeking a kinder, more just world.
An extension of the author's blog, The B - Logs, this didactic book of short stories is set out to teach life lessons and conceivably prevent you from making the same mistakes, or at best, be equipped to deal with what may come your way. From the beginning to the completion of this book, the reader will be inserted in the life of the author with the intention to evoke empathy. The stories will take you on a range of emotions that will consciously stir up encouragement, strength, wisdom, love, heartbreak, pain, fear and most importantly FAITH. The book is broken down by themes to help navigate through and digest the wisdom and lessons effectively. Though your wrongs may not be identical, the theme is, you can take solace in the fact that you too can overcome any situation. The power of God is indescribable. These are a collection of short stories that may very well save your life.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1873
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 28
- ISBN : BL:A0022104652
Mary Wollstonecraft wrote these two novellas at the beginning and end of her years of writing and political activism. Though written at different times, they explore some of the same issues: ideals of femininity as celebrated by the cult of sensibility, the unequal education of women, and domestic subjugation. Mary counters the contemporary trend of weak, emotional heroines with the story of an intelligent and creative young woman who educates herself through her close friendships with men and women. Darker and more overtly feminist, The Wrongs of Woman is set in an insane asylum, where a young woman has been wrongly imprisoned by her husband. By presenting the novellas in light of such texts as Wollstonecraft’s letters, her polemical and educational prose, similar works by other feminists and political reformists, the literature of sentiment, and contemporary medical texts, this edition encourages an appreciation of the complexity and sophistication of Wollstonecraft’s writing goals as a radical feminist in the 1790s.