I read A Piece of Cake: A Memoir. It was written by Cupcake Brown. This book was very inspiring and emotional. The story begins with a memory as to why her mother named her Cupcake. Cupcake 's mother died when she was 11.After that she got taken away from the family she knew. Cupcake found out that the man she has been calling daddy, wasn’t really her father. After a custody battle, the court gave her biological father full custody of her and her brother. But her biological father only wanted custody so that he could receive social security checks. He didn’t want them so we placed them in an abusive stranger 's foster home, along with several other children. Their foster mother, Diane, forced them to clean her entire house every day and …show more content…
At her nest foster home her foster father,used her for oral sex in trade for LSD and cocaine.After this incident she moved in with her great aunt in Los Angeles. During her stay she joined a gang at the age of 12. She almost died when he was shot in the back at the age of 16. After that she made the decision to leave the gang. Later that same year, she left the foster care system and got legally emancipated. She meet her boyfriend can he taught her how to freebase, which is when you inhale drugs when a spoon and a flame. He also introduced her to crack. Soon, she was a "trash-can junkie," enjoying as many drugs as she could find. When she woke up behind a dumpster one morning, barely dressed and near death, she admitted that she needed help. With the help of her boss she attended an addiction clinic, where she embarks upon her road to recovery, which was successful. She became sober and stayed with the help of a sponsor named Val. At the age of 27, she went the a community college, even though she never finished high school. It took her five and a half years to complete a two year program. During this time she was working a full-time job. The she continued for two years to get her BA. After this she decided she wanted to go the law school. She got accepted to the University of San Francisco. She became a lawyer in San Francisco, Los
She eventually accepted a public service position as the deputy county attorney for San Mateo (“Sandra Day O’Connor”). Around this time she married her husband John Jay O’Connor. Immediately following his graduation of law school he was deployed to Frankfurt, Germany to serve in the war. “Sandra Day O’Connor moved to Germany with her husband and served as a U.S. Army attorney working as a civilian attorney but specializing in contracts” (“Sandra Day O’Connor
Karta’s daycare called DCPS on Karta’s mother Michelle. The daycare reported that Karta looks disheveled when she comes to school and her eating habits had increased as if she wasn’t eating enough at home. DCPS conducted an investigation and removed Karta her from the mother’s custody for neglect and parental substance abuse. Michelle substance of choice was alcohol. DCPS tried to find out if Karta had any relatives to stay with, but her mother was not cooperative with providing the information.
In 1952 most women didn't go to college let alone graduate from one of the best law schools in America. Her graduating class only had two woman, and at that time most law firms did not hire woman. Sandra decided to open up her own firm, which she worked at until she had children. Sandra stayed active in law and politics and became a state legislator in Arizona, where she helped write new laws. She left politics to become a judge and is known for being very tough, but very fair.
She ended up getting pregnant by her abusive father at the age of 12 as well as age 16. She had a little girl named Mongo that was mentally challenged[SR2] and a son named Abdul that was dark like she was[SR3] . She was kicked out of school because she was pregnant and that kind of helped her pave
The Story of Maci Kean When you think of people in a kid’s life, you probably imagine two parents, siblings, friends, and teachers. What you don’t typically think is a social worker, a judge, foster homes and a dead mother and father. This became the case for the then 15-year Maci Kean, as well as over 100,000 kids in the United States. When Maci was just a toddler, she became deaf due to a high fever and her father passed away when she was just two due to drug abuse. When she was around the age of 13 her mother passed away as well due to a drug overdose after getting out of jail.
She has held several impressive jobs since completing her undergraduate studies, including a position with the Atlanta Hawks. Eventually, she earned her PhD in Public Health and worked with Center of Disease Control. All of these achievements
“A Piece of Cake,” memoir of Cupcake Brown is an arousing book for everyone. Cupcake Brown as a child was forced into a foster home after her mom died. Some foster homes had padlocks while others abused and for Cupcake, sexually abused. She could never take what was going on at the house and always snuck out. Sneaking out was a bad idea because she got involved in drugs, alcohol and even earning some cash by doing illegal things.
“Three Little Words” by Ashley Rhodes Courter is a memoir chronicling the author’s experience growing up in the Florida foster care system. Before Rhodes Courter was introduced to foster care, she was raised until the age of three by her single-teenage mother. In Ashley's Ordinary World, she recalls feeling happy and loved by her mother. However, her mother, unbeknownst to Ashley, engaged in hazardous activities, abusing drugs and neglecting Ashley and her half-brother, Luke. After their mother was arrested, Ashley and Luke were uprooted from their home and crammed into the dysfunctional foster care system (herald).
Lisa McVey Noland was a 17 year-old girl who lived with her grandmother, in Tampa Florida. Her mother was addicted to drugs and alcohol, forcing her to live and take care of her grandmother at 14, but before that she was in and out of foster care. “I was sexually abused at home. My grandmother’s boyfriend used to put a gun to my head every time he molested me for three years. It was nothing new to me.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a Humanitarian because she was an advocate for human and civil rights, she taught at inner city schools and changed the way women were treated in the government. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. At age 15 Eleanor enrolled at Allenswood, a girls’ boarding school outside London, where she was taught by the French headmistress, Marie Souvestre. Souvestre was an advocate of social responsibility and independence for young women. Her curiosity and desire to have greatness in everything caused Eleanor to become interested in these same fields.
Oprah Winfrey, for one, grew up in an abusive household where male relatives of hers would repeatedly molest her, which took an emotional toll on Oprah. She was an unsettled teenager who appeared to have no future ahead of her, considering the cruelty and harm she had undergone. After Oprah moved to Nashville to live with her father, where she could have easily been absorbed in the same life style she perused in New York, constantly surrounding herself with promiscuous behavior. Instead, she cleaned up her act and won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant, got an on-air job at WVOL, and also won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. From there she continued her career as a radio newscaster, and eventually had her own radio show.
Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin. Claudette Colvin once said, “It is my constitutional right.” Referring to the constitutional rights she has as an individual to life, liberty, and happiness. She who was the starting root of the Civil Rights Movement. Her actions caused for blacks to begin to gain courage to earn their rights.
After running away from home she came back with her mother and started stealing from her to keep up with her free spending habits. She went out with older boys. Her mother finally could not handle her and sent her back with her father in Tennessee. Her father was very strict and did not show her much emotional affection, but he cared about her education and put it as a priority. She finished School and became a millionaire at the age of thirty-two.
In 1914 she went to Chicago, Illinois to pursue an acting career, later that year though she returned to Texas and briefly worked as a singer. Ever since her early childhood Porter had been writing stories, she claimed that writing stories was, “the passions of her life”.