Alter Thought: "A Fathers Journey"

She liked to be in control. But there were some dark times with my foster dad when he would drink. There was like another side of him that came out. A side of him that carried my cheese. Patriarchy. It was very hurtful. Sometimes sometimes they'd have gatherings. He'd drink and make little jokes like Aaron's a f***** because he only hangs out with boys. And it was very hurtful

Sharing & expressing the multi-dimensionality of being a Father.

[a continuing of thought] "a meaningful experience."

Yeah, we'll take you. And next thing I know, we're on the bus. It happened so fast. All we could think about was this was going to bring money and in return, provide safety and security for my daughter. And so to us, we thought this was our way of being the best dad possible. We knew. Or maybe you didn't have access or opportunity to be a better dad. So we only use what we had to make the best of it
Process Imagining
@rafaelreyesiii · 1:43
Hello, Aaron. I just want to take a moment to thank you for sharing your story. A powerful, powerful story, a powerful journey on your life and how you made the best choices possible. I just want to honor your journey so far. I want to honor your decisions and encourage you to keep moving on and to keep journeying and to keep telling your stories, because people need to hear it. Everyone needs to hear it. We need to hear these stories
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

We appreciate your contribution & encouragement." @rafaelreyesiii 🙏🏽❤️💯💭🤓😄

Babbling and I guess any chance we get to use our own personal experience and testimonies to help others think beyond their struggles and challenges, then that's what we consider, like that mutual exchange. We really do greatly appreciate your words. Again, the exchange of social capital. We feel like you've donated millions worth in dollar amount to us. Such great generosity. And we humbly accept and we promise to redistribute such social capital to those who needed it most. So thank you. Bye
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 2:16


And I work with emancipated foster youth. They're between the ages of 18, and I'd say 30. And I think once you're a foster child, you always feel the need to re articulate what was stolen from you in terms of that forever family. And you constantly deserve to find the edges of that universe, to know that you are at the center of it. And you can control as much as you can in the surrender of it as well