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Tunette Powell grew up surrounded by addiction, where her father's addiction to crack cocaine shaped her life in many ways. She is now graduating college. She won a national speech award for a speech about criminalization of addiction and how it affected her life. She hopes to become a motivational speaker, to help youth in a similar position to the one she once inhabited.
This is a piece I wrote last June, after getting an email, bearing the news of another dead friend. I know that I have heard this sentiment from so many others. Sometimes, it just seems like they are dropping like flies. Almost all of them, seem to die from overdose, or from drugs or alcohol in some way. It makes my heart so heavy. And yet, it makes me incredibly thankful that tomorrow I will wake up to enjoy the sunrise. It makes me so thankful to breathe this earthly air. I am one of the lucky ones.