DAY 10 of $30,000 in 10 Days: Hear Dara’s truth

My life today is more than amazing and full of ‘awe-full’ moments. To think that my life almost eight years ago was a wreck. I only had a sixth grade education, a broken spirit and a death wish. Today, I have two degrees — an associate of applied sciences degree in general human services and a bachelor of science degree in social psychology. I have been sober for almost eight years after a 25-year dance with death and six felonies.

My life today is so full of beauty, even in the hard times. I never believed I would be where I am today.

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Examining privilege

(Editor’s note: This op-ed piece was written and submitted by Truth Be Told volunteer Melissa Klein. She facilitates the PEACE program for women at the

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