New York Daily News

June 24, 2015 By Gigi 7

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gigi-blanchard-wayward-teenagers-backyard-article-1.2264445

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    October 9, 2015 Reply
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  • Shaw Zeeck

    June 18, 2016 Reply
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    Gigi- what a fabulous name- thank you for your Salon piece. I tried to write a comment there, but my computer is such a piece of shit I was unable to finish before it reloaded the page and dumped my work. I tried five fucking times.

    There are so many children who need to hear your implicit message that life can change, and so many adults who need, just as much, to know that they were not the only ones whose childhoods were lost to them. Somehow, hearing stories of similar heartbreak can salve in ways nothing else can.

    I was lucky enough to not have been caught stealing the cars I stole when I was 15, but I took raps for drugs that gave me a taste of what “the system” had to offer. Stir that with the emotional desert nourished like it was (not) by profoundly damaged parents- they were of course hurt in their turn- and we get each other’s feels. It is amazing what kids will do, wish for, and seek out when they know there is something better out there- even if they are wrong about where to find it. I clawed my way out, against every odds maker out there.

    In any case, what I mean to say, is bless you, bless you, bless you. I am so not religious, maybe even anti religious, but I do believe there is grace in humanity and pain, struggle, redemption and especially compassion; your story has struck every one of these precious chords.

    Stick with it, your voice matters… Deeply.

    • Gigi

      June 18, 2016 Reply
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      This made my day. Thank you for reaching out. It means so much. Bless you 🙂

    • Gigi

      February 13, 2017 Reply
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      Thank you so much for this. I am learning the ropes of this wordpress and I deeply appreciate you taking the time to send this message. You have a profound way of telling your story, I hope you write about your experiences too!! Be well.

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    September 15, 2016 Reply
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