Two months ago, I was kicked out of my house by my mom and my abusive stepdad.
My mom doesn’t know better – she’s never had a good example of a non-abusive relationship in her life, and my stepdad is a master manipulator. He knew that I was catching on to him and how horrible he was. He knew that he wasn’t fooling me, so he kicked me out. I was happy to leave because I didn’t feel safe in that house, but I never meant to cut of communications with my mother. However, my stepdad took care of that.
A week after I got kicked out, my ex and I broke up. After that, my ex hung out with my family all of the time. They all spent time together – my ex was basically my replacement. My stepdad got rid of me by threatening me, and then he made sure I wouldn’t be back by keeping my ex in the picture where I would normally be.
I want to go to law school. I want to become an attorney, and prosecute domestic violence. I want to give victims such as my mom a way out.
I’ve always wanted to be an attorney, and I’ve been in mock trial my whole high school career. I am one of the best mock trial attorneys in the state of Oklahoma, I’ve been interning for two attorneys who practice a lot of family law. and I have seen firsthand how abuse affects those involved.
I want to make a difference. For my mom. for my little brother, and for everybody else who has to suffer through domestic violence.
I am working on applying to college right now and saving for a car, but every college application costs money and it’s eating a lot into my savings for a car. At this rate, I won’t be able to afford a car until after I start college. Please help me get into college and help me with my expenses in order to succeed and make the difference in life that I want to make.