I Am Angry

*This is a personal story and I ask for your kindness.  Sharing this is very hard.* I interrupt my story of how I got to California for something that makes me very angry, ashamed and scared.  I am scared to share my story out of judgement from others especially in our current climate.  I have…

How I Got Here: Part VI

The day after I made my decision to say goodbye to my Grandmother, she passed peacefully while holding my cousin's hand.  I was grateful to have that moment alone with her the day before to tell her how much I loved her and how appreciative I was for her loving me.  My Grandparents were a…

How I Got Here: Part V

I ran into the men's room at Ichiban to find a small puddle of blood and Brian on the floor.  The paramedics were called by the staff as I tried to comfort him and cover the gash on his forehead.  He was understandably embarrassed, confused and scared. The police and medics were great and he…