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I was an abused child. The daughter of a woman grappling with serious mental illness, and of a man who succumbed to the opioid epidemic. Raised in comparative poverty, I am an American descendant of slaves. After living in foster care for years, eventually my beloved grandmother took guardianship of me, but I was never formally adopted. And so, I remained a ward of the state, navigating a life marked by vulnerability and discomfort.

Happy Pi Day! On this 14th of March, we celebrate both the unending joy that is the number pi and one of our member’s birthdays – Colin Kyle. Colin typically celebrates by baking a pie on Pi Day and this year he’s sharing his family’s pear pie recipe.