IV. To be disowned

Content warning: Please read with care. It was windy as I exited my relative’s flat. In that valley, Oahu’s mountain greeted me as I walked on the graveled walk path. I was fighting back tears, containing the sobs as I sat down and watched my niece hang the laundry. She asked me if I was…

III. To be disowned

Content warning: Please please read with extreme care. “Who is your mother?” “Call me your mother or else I will leave you all.” My biological mother demands of me as we stood in the girl’s room glaring at each other. My adopted Mama’s grave just outside the window. “What about the kids? They need you.”…

III. To be disowned

Content warning: Please please read with extreme care. “Who is your mother?” “Call me your mother or else I will leave you all.” My biological mother demands of me as we stood in the girl’s room glaring at each other. My adopted Mama’s grave just outside the window. “What about the kids? They need you.”…