Tuesday, November 08, 2011
As a mother who can never take a day off, it can feel even harder and more unfair, even when we know we have it pretty good.
Karon Brown’s story was the inspiration I needed today. She is a former crack dealer, stripper, drug user and—a mother.
She has been through recovery more than once, but now finds herself in a good place. She is an addiction counselor and she is writing.
Every time a stripper or former stripper proves to do something positive with their lives, I glow a bit.
Every time the old stereotypes about strippers fall down for a moment, I sigh a happy moment of relief.
Stripper. Drug dealer. Druggie. You name it. Everyone’s got something in their past that others may look down on. But isn’t what matters what one thinks of oneself? And isn’t what will be remembered the good that we make of our entire lives, not just one moment?