Siah B. Hagin
Poet - Author - Counselor
Siah Bonita Hagin, MSEd. MHC, is a School Counselor with the New York City Department of Education. Her love of working in the mental health field grew from her love of psychology. In 2011, with a passion for pouring into the lives of young girls, she established Real Girls Real Feelings, an empowerment curriculum-based group for girls ages nine and ten. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse she began writing poetry on her journey to healing. Ms. Hagin is a Christian and an active member of The Greater Allen A.M.E.Cathedral located in Jamaica, New York, where she co-chairs The Children's Grief Share Ministry and Haven for Healing, a support group for survivors. She currently resides in Long Island, New York.
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At times we seem to take on the weight of the world. We worry about what we can't control and carry burdens that are not our own...
What burdens do you carry that belong to others?
excerpt from The Journey Continues: Stories of a Survivor
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- Sun, May 28Virtual Book Launch
- Sun, Mar 12Zoom
The Silent Cries of a Black Girl is an honest, brave, well-written guide for parents and caretakers—one that helps them gain awareness about the awful secret that burdens many children who are victims of sexual abuse. In it, Siah covers what to look for and how to open the lines of communication with children. It is a book of resilience, hope, and a map for healing not only the child, but the entire family. I highly recommend that every family read The Silent Cries of Black Girl for its message and sensitivity to culture, race, religion, and family loyalties.
Sol Reyes Pelosi, LCSW