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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.