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Wendy (center)

Wendy (center)

Wendy Found A Way Out

My name is Wendy Henderson. I was born to an unwed 17-year-old girl who was sent to California to have me. Back then that was a way to protect the young girl and avoid a lot of disgrace to the family. I lived there for only a short time after I was born. My mom was a strong-willed and strong-minded person. She ran away from home back in Memphis and left me there to be taken care of by my grandparents, Madear and Daddy. They were hardworking, church-going people....read more


Audrey (far right)

Audrey (far right)

Audrey Found A Way Out

As a child I was born to a mother who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and a father who was a career criminal. By the time I was six years old my father was sentenced to three life sentences and my mother passed away when I was eight. The week my mother passed away I moved in with her half-sister in Michigan. My family thought it would be the best thing for me since I would have a mother to raise me. I was there for a year and in that time I was physically, then sexually abused...read more


Theresa (far left)

Theresa (far left)

Theresa Found A Way Out

I grew up in a good family—well known and respected in the community. We lived right across the street from Riverside Park, at the time known for the duck ponds, McKellear Lake, and the golf course. I was loved by my family, trained in righteousness, succeeded in school, and dreamed of being an anesthesiologist. In 8th grade I was still dressing like a little girl in dresses and ribbons in my hair, and was befriended by a girl who was a lot different from me....read more