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The Silent Cries of A Black Girl Supporting Girls Who Have Been Sexually Abused

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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Photo Credit: Nicolemondestinphotpgraphy 

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