Excerpt: ‘Black Girl Lost… And Found’

When my mother “found Jesus,” she changed in more than just her social habits and attire. Somehow, the church had convinced her that we, her children, were the source of her oppression.

Trey and I were especially proof of her sins as we were born out of the bonds of marriage” and to two different men. Never mind that my father was the same man who spawned her younger three children. And, it also didn’t matter that she was closest to the two of us because we became the helpers she depended on after the divorce. No, I think as my mother spiraled deeper into the…