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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2498

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Tonight's special guests are Alexis & Justin Black from Gaylord, Michigan, both proud foster care alumni as well as recent graduates, authors, and business owners. Together, they've created 'ROSE (Rising Over Societal Expectations) Empowerment Group', a company structured to close the information gap for young adults as well as 'The Scholarship Expert' where they support students to graduate debt-free while obtaining the skills needed to be successful. Now, they are releasing 'Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love' to share their story of how they've had to redefine what love and healthy relationships look like. In 'Redefining Normal' Justin and Alexis describe discovering normalcy and finding the meaning of love based upon their experiences in the child welfare system. The two started their journey faced with the barriers of abuse, neglect, and addiction. Their environment shaped their identity and plagued their growth. After recognizing the toxic generational patterns placed upon them by family and society, they were forced to accept the task of redefining themselves and the world in the midst of their love story. Who could overcome the depths of the foster care system and find love on the other side? 'Redefining Normal' is a story of beating the odds and creating a life worth living. The book will force you to question your idea of what is normal and who/what shaped your identity no matter your life story, background, or culture. It also touches on mental health, race, communication, and generational curses.