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About sjwoods318

Mother of six children - five girls and one boy; wife; community organizer, family chauffeur, philosopher, trans-racial adoptee, Deadhead, person of mixed racial heritage, artist, poet, writer who loves to swim, read, and run around with my family.

Separation

I used to have terrible separation anxiety. I knew for a long time that it was anxiety caused by my feeling abandoned by my birth mother at birth. I absolutely think that its often debilitating effects are rooted in my … Continue reading

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SWLA Hoopers – Small Town Team With a Big Heart and Big Dreams

Meet the Southwest Louisiana Hoopers. They are a group of young men ages 11 through 15 who will representing the tiny town of Elton, Louisiana on a world stage this year in the Inaugural Jr NBA World Championship Games. The … Continue reading

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Generations- Born At The Right Time

Her eyes as clear as centuries. Her silky hair was brown. My first grandchild- Aurora Rose – was born less than a month ago- May 9, 2018 at 9:58 am. She came into the world weighing 7 lbs and 9 … Continue reading

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Facebook, Entitlement and Public Shaming

So… a couple weeks ago… right as I was celebrating the birth of my first grandchild, I was reminded of the excessive amount of entitlement that some people have in regards to being a member of a Facebook group. I … Continue reading

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Crazy Shit WAPs Say In Online Groups To Me

This is just the beginning. I figured that they want to hide in obscurity , but they ran into someone who lives out loud. I’ll be adding more as more fall into the traps I set… 😂 Ummm… I literally … Continue reading

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Connections

Life is about connections. More specifically, the human connections that you make throughout your life. Family, friends, coworkers – they are all people you connect with either daily or every now and then. That’s how most people live their lives. … Continue reading

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It’s Open Season

Sometimes I just want to find a stargate into another dimension – an alternate universe- and never return. A universe where Black families don’t lose their children over the smallest infraction without any chance of rehabilitation. A place where these … Continue reading

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New Life

I haven’t blogged much about the fact that I am about to embark upon a new era in my life- being a grandmother. Writing my book has taken up all my spare writing time anyway. Plus I have really wanted … Continue reading

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Why I stopped wanting to help teach Adoptive Parents

This should be a short blog. Because the short answer is- what’s the point? The reason I answer it like this is because literally years of experience has shown me that even the most “woke” or maybe I should say … Continue reading

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Adoptive Parents – Smh

I knew that I’d get to it eventually. But I wanted to sit and meditate on what I wanted to say first. I have been around adoptive parents a long time- well, my whole life to be exact…. But this … Continue reading

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