Telling My Story: The Journey of a Ghetto Girlby Allesley Officer
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Description Author Allesley Officer has had just one wish her entire life-to be loved. Even though she has always known the Creator of the universe cared for her, she never truly understood the depth of His love until her life became a suicidal travesty. Officer begins her memoir by candidly detailing her life as a young girl growing up in the inner-city of Kingston, Jamaica. Born to a twenty-one-year-old unwed mother of two other children, Officer's journey was often difficult as she was shuttled back and forth between her mother and father's homes. Repeatedly molested by first a stepsister and then a family friend, Officer relays how she finally told her father-and was shocked when he did nothing. As she shares the details of her lifelong battle with suicidal thoughts and images fueled by years of sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and self-loathing, she also provides hope to others by illustrating how she was eventually able to rise above life's challenges and learn to love herself once again. Telling My Story: The Journey of a Ghetto Girl shares one woman's poignant journey of survival that will remind women everywhere to never forget their inner beauty, no matter how difficult life becomes.