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**COMING SOON THE BOOK; "ROSE WATER" a collection of inspiring poem & short stories by my mother, Rosalee G. Jackson
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO: YOUTH AND PARENTS FROM DIVERSE COMMUNITIES AROUND THE NATION~Jennifer/Jsilk
ON OUR JOURNEY OF RECOVERY
By; Jennifer Lynn "Jsilk" Jackson
On our journey of recovery we will run into obstacles from time to time. Some we can easily just go around. Some we have to ask for guidance from our Higher Power on how to get around. But we must find a way. We can not stay stuck, then we become like stagnated water, unable to flow and polluted again.
Here’s a poem from the book I wrote, THE STREETS, MY CRADLE pg. xiii;
WHAT DO YOU ACCEPT
One day I was walking down the street.
I smelt something & wondered could that be me?
I took a shower, I knew I had.
Could that still be me smelling so bad?
Then God said it wasn’t my underarms or my feet. But, all the garbage that had been dumped in me.
Because God cleaned me up I now smell oh so good!
And I don’t accept what I normally would.
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AND DON'T ACCEPT WHAT YOU NORMALLY WOULD
WE ARE SPECIAL...
THE BOOK; "THE STREETS, MY CRADLE" GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT RUNNING AWAY TO THE STREETS & IT WILL MAKE PARENTS THINK TWICE ABOUT THROWING THEIR CHILD OUT THE HOUSE.
"MY LIFE WON'T BE BUILT ON USELESS GUILT.."~HOKE/JSILK
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DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR COPY OF "THE STREETS, MY CRADLE" TODAY I COULD USE THE SUPPORT & SOMEONE COULD USE THE EXPERIENCE WITHOUT EXPERIENCING IT. KEEPING IT REAL. SEE TESTAMONIALS, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS ON "ABOUT THE AUTHOR" PAGE ~ Jennifer/Jsilk
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I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK ANYMORE BECAUSE OF YOUR LIGHT~JENNIFER/JSILK/SUNSHINE
ME RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME LIKE DOROTHY DID NOT LAND ME IN A PAIR OF RUBY RED SLIPPERS. BUT A PAIR OF SHOES THAT TOOK THIRTY YEARS TOTAKE OFF; SWAYING IN AND OUT OF WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE NORM,WHERE I THOUGHT I FIT IN. IT LED TO ME GETTING RAPED A TOTAL OF ELEVEN TIMES BETWEEN THE AGE OF 5 YEARS OLD UNTIL 2004. HIT IN THE HEAD WITH WHAT I KNOW NOW WAS A BREAK SHOE, HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A FOURTY ONCE BOTTLE, STRANGLED UNTIL THE BLOOD VESSELS IN MY EYES WERE BUSTED. AND SO MUCH MORE ABUSE. HAD I NOT FOUGHT BACK, HAD I BUCKLED UNDER, HAD I GIVEN INTO FEAR, HAD I NOT ASKED GOD TO GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT, THE RAPEST, THE KILLERS; HAD I BLINKED FOR ONE MINUTE, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE TO SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOU TODAY.
HOW I GOT ON A PATH OF HEALING, SOBRIETY AND RECOVERY? PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF, "THE STREETS, MY CRADLE" FOR MORE INFORMATION.
AT THE AGE OF TWELVE (12) FALSE LOVE AND ATTENTION FROM THIS PIMP WHO PORTRAYED HIMSELF AS MY BOYFRIEND) LED TO ME GETTING BEAT WITH A WIRE CLOTHES HANGER. HE WOULD SHOW UP TO MY SCHOOL EVERY DAY, BACK AND FORTH UNTIL HE GAINED MY TRUST. HE TOOK ME TO A MOTEL TOLD ME TO TAKE OFF MY CLOTHES AND BEGAN TO BEAT ME VICIOUSLY WITH THE WIRE CLOTHES HANGER. THANK GOD I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO ESCAPE. WHEN I WAS SENT OUT ON THE STREET TO WORK THE FIRST CUSTOMER WHO PULLED THEIR CAR OVER I JUMPED IN, SHOWED HIM MY SCARS FROM THE HANGER AND BEGGED HIM NOT TO TURN AROUND. TO KEEP DRIVING, HE DID, I HAD HIM DROP ME OFF AT A SAFE PLACE A DISTANCE AWAY, THAT IS HOW I ESCAPED. I NEVER WENT BACK TO THAT SCHOOL OR TOLD MY FAMILY ABOUT IT. INFACT MEMORIES OF THE ENTIRE ORDEAL WAS SUPPRESSED FOR YEARS AND ACTED OUT DISPLACING MY ANGER ON OTHERS FOR YEARS.
AS YOU ALREADY KNOW SOME MAY NOT SURVIVE. "DON'T HIDE THE TRUTH FROM THE YOUTH" BECAUSE THEIR CURIOSITY, THEIR PAIN AND THEIR ANGER COULD LEAD THEM TO THE STREETS AND A LIFE OF CRIME... WHERE'S THE LOVE? NOT ON THE STREETS BUT, IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE AT "HOME." BRING IT BACK...
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER; WE HAVE TO THINK; REMEMBER THE STORY OF, "LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD" GOSH THAT WAS A STORY WARNING US ABOUT ALL THE "BIG BAD WOLVES IN THIS WORLD" THINK ABOUT IT... MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES...
"What do you wanna be when you grow up?" "How can we get 50 cents or a dolla?"
"NOT LIKE THEM..." "NOT LIKETHAT..."
YES I TOOK THE WRONG JOURNEY, BUT I CAN REMEMBER MY MOM SAYING, "MAN (PEOPLE) MEANT IT FOR BAD BUT, GOD MEANS IT FOR GOOD". RUNNING TO THE STREETS, WAS A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. LETS NOT LET ANOTHER CHILD TRAVEL ON THAT PATH OR LOSE ONE ON IT..., "THE PAST WAS AN ACCIDENT, THE FUTURE IS MINE" (YOURS!)~JAMES HOKE/JSILK
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I AM NOT A PSYCHIATRIST, A PSYCHOLOGIST OR A PSYCHO-ANALYST. BUT A WOMAN WITH OVER THIRTY YEARS OF REAL LIVED EXPERIENCES IN THE STREET LIFE, SHARING WHAT I LEARNED, LIGHT AND HOW I GOT ON A PATH OF HEALING/RECOVERY...
REMEMBER; "THE ULTIMATE CHOICE IS ALWAYS YOURS"~JSILK
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USE YOUR LIGHT FOR LIFE~JSILK
"ONES TEETH COULD END UP LOOKING LIKE THIS FROM USING DRUGS AND NO DENTAL CARE. WHEN SOMEONE ASK YOU TO TEST SOMETHING FOR THEM, PLEASE BEWARE"~JSILK
ALSO CAN LEAD TO YOU LOOKING LIKE THIS
This is a real photo of a 16 year old whose body is covered in abscesses
"ONLY SOMEONE WITHOUT A HEAD ENDS UP WITH A BODY LIKE THIS...USE YOUR HEAD, DON'T LOOSE YOUR HEAD"~ JSILK
"THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO SUCCESS...WHOEVER OR WHATEVER GAVE YOU THE KEYS TO JAIL/PRISON GIVE THEM BACK AND TELL THEM YOU DON'T WANT THE KEYS TO THAT DOOR"...JSILK
"IF THE CAT DID NOT TAKE YOUR TONGUE WHO DID? SPEAK OUT ABOUT ABUSE. IF YOU'RE HAVING A PROBLEM DON'T HOLD IT IN, YOU COULD BE SAVING YOUR OWN LIFE BY TELLING A PARENT OR A FRIEND"~JSILK
RUNNING AWAY? JUMPING IN CARS WITH STRANGERS? YOUR SILENCE, A PARENTS SILENCE? MAKING ALL THOSE WRONG CHOICES SEEN IN THE PICTURES ABOVE CAN ALSO LEAD TO...
"YOUR LIFE AND YOUR BODY IS "YOURS" DON'T LET IT GO TO WASTE, DON'T LET IT BE THROWN AWAY"~JSILK
THE RIGHT CHOICE...
"IF THERE IS NO ONE TO STAND UP FOR YOU, STAND UP FOR YOURSELF."JSILK
"NO ONE CAN WALK FOR YOU, YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP" JSILK
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MY MOTHER AND I AT TRUCKEE RIVER, FEBRUARY 24, 2014. NO MATTER WHAT PATH YOU TAKE IN LIFE, ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL TO YOUR PARENTS, NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE IN LIFE. ESPECIALLY YOUR MOTHER BECAUSE, "THERE'S GOD AND THEN THERE'S MOMMA"
BECAUSE WE CARE
DON'T FORGET THE CHILDREN!!!
"DON'T IGNORE MY CHILD'S CRIES"BY AUTHOR
JENNIFER L. JACKSON
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THE CINDERELLA SYNDROME
due to a lot of abuse some of you viewers may suffer from this syndrome. I hope the book, "The Streets, My Cradle" help to not only lift your mindset out of the Cinderella Syndrome but help uplift your self confidence, self respect and self esteem. Getting on the path of healing takes more than just reading a book. It takes more than just participating in Therapy and groups, it involves you taking charge of your life. Doing things to help you change your position in life from the Cinderella Syndrome to the High School and College graduate. From the stay at home Mom or person to the Career/ Working Woman or Man. And for those males who have suffered from the same abuse I hope that you too can overcome the Cinder-fella Syndrome and get on the path of healing. And for both male and female survivors of sexual abuse or any form of abuse it also takes you STOPPING accepting what others feel and think about you. Stepping out of the image others have formed/created for you and becoming the person GOD created you to be. Think of what you want out of life, what you like about yourself and rid yourself of what you don't like. You'll attract what's inside of you. Come from under the garbage and then he or she will find...
THAT OTHER SHOE
first to the Creator & myself. A very special thanks to my mother, Rosalee Griffin-Jackson. I sit here and cry thinking about all the time we did not have together. And as I think about my horrific/abnormal childhood and some horrible things I went through as an adult and I ask myself and the creator "why me?", nah it's not a pity party, but "why me?" (gosh I miss you Mom) and can remember a lot of your teachings and one was, "try to find the good in every bad looking situation, there's good in it, you just have to find it." "WHY ME?" Well if not me then who else would have the courage to fight for the lives of children, the understanding of the mindset of children who have ran away, children involved in prostitution, children sexually abused?" And although you are no longer here in the physical world, I hope you can hear me, I found the good in all the horror, I found the good. You didn't have ANY control over the course of my life; I was groomed through the street life, because of all God's children that need to be saved from it. Smile down on me Mom, I love you and thank you for never giving up fighting.
To: Na'im Akbar Author of "Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery" thank you for sharing that wisdom because it helped me to understand my roots and to share mines.
MOOCHIE; LOVE NEVER DIES, WE LOVED EACH OTHER WHEN WE WERE YOUNG CHILDREN 9 AND UP. IT JUST GOT A LOT OF STUFF PILED UP ON TOP OF IT. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME OF THAT LOVE...JENNIFER/JSILK
To my children, Sekou Hall, Jhamila Hamilton, Darrell H. Tripp, Nadra S. Tripp, Eddie M. Tripp, Mshujaa Love thank you my children because with you I had the chance to experience a childhood, with every water fight, every outting to wherever we went, with every trip don the slides and on swings. With the homework we did together, the crying and laughing 'til our sides ached, I got to be a child again with you. And I learned to parent. Thank you. To my children who are not biological, Faye, La Shon, Patricia, Kyesha, Janessa, Johnathan, Xavia, Sophia,Ebony, Kentasha, Li'l Jerry, Li'l Kenny, Noni, Andrew, Caress, Shannell, Shaquan, Tanisha, Ramon, Rasheeda, Evil, Shannon, my grandchildren & other family members and friends this site is dedicated to all of you and thanks for the lessons well learned. Thanks Big Brother Edgar & Ken, Frank & my little brother Billy. Hi Big sis Veronica, it gets better. All of you made a lot of my days better just thinking about you.
A blast from my past, Thanks Mr. Metcalf (Hill), Mr. Isom, Mr. Gaston, Mr. Amons. Mr. E. J. Jackson, Uncle Dark, Mr. Bo, The Upshaws, Mr. Kent thank you. Aunt Laurietta (I think I spelled it right this time, haa) you are really intelligent, thank you for helping me through all those surgeries, 16 in total. Whew! You're a Godsend. Mr. George Smith I have no idea where you are but I sure hope you are well and I sincerely thank you for helping me through a lot of stressful times. I know you will be shocked at my progress and I know that you knew I could do it all the time.
The Crenshaw House, Central Living Center Administrator, Carl Evans (formerly known as The House of Faith), Eric Bowen Manager at The Crenshaw House &his parents, folks who truly love me and never gave up believing in me. St. Margaret Center Staff, Mary Agnes (you're rare) Lennox, Ca. I smile when I think of you, thank you for all the years of support to my children and I.
To Dr. Southard, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (see his review on back text of the book, "The Streets, My Cradle") I know you are still out there cheering me on, Robert "Bink" Fiese for enlightening me about displacing my anger, Reina Turner, Victoria Onwalu for not given in to my negative manipulation (ha-ha) she's a tough one,Gillian Marcus, Ricco Evans for helping me to realize that the sexual assaults were not every mans fault, for helping me to relax around men. Ricco folks just don't know what a gift you are to this world, man thank you., Richard Clark, Dr. Thema Davis(Assoc. Prof. of Psychology at Pepperdine University), Dr. Raymond Yee, Pacific Clinics/Portals Psychiatrist, man those meds really helped, really helped, all those years I suffered, man thank you. What a way to go out Dr. Yee, we all need help sometime. Smiles and hugs go out to all of you. My sincere thanks also go out to so many other staff and former staff at DMH that never gave up the fight to help me turn my life around, Dr. Davis, K. Piche and the list goes on. Thanks to Pam Jackson former staff at Para Los Ninos, Avais, Yasser from UMMA Medical. Dr. Marshall & Family Preservation/Youth Intervention Ms. Weinwrights Program. Sharon Blackburn, Compton Special Services, Rev. Jackie Russell, ?Faithful Central Church, Rev. Weaver & Mr. Kenny Stewart, Atherton Baptist Church. To my homegirls from Los Angeles, Cassadra Ali (Baby Huey), Mary & Charlene Matthews I sure miss all three of you & thanks for being there for me when you were girl we grew up if you haven't changed, look for it and it'll come Haaaa what a time together Haaa;
Jerry Brittintine Sr. (ha-ha) I did the right thing all the way. And yes today I am doing me. Thank you.
Mr.Kenneth Holley Sr. I still can not find the words to express my gratitude. Can you? THANK YOU!!!
Hey! I FOUND THEM and published them in the second book I wrote, Don't Ignore My Child's Cries," I express them in a poem titled, "A SECRET" HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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