Livin’ Life Against the Odds

Sandy Barajas grew up in Barrio Logan, one of the toughest neighborhoods in San Diego. Since her father usually worked out of town in construction, her mother practically raised Sandy and her two siblings. She remembers her uncle, Ken Seaton Msemaji, taking carloads of nieces and nephews to the roller skating rink, so they could […]

One Event Can Change a Whole Life

Sarah Noelle had known the rule, no boys allowed in the house without a parent at home, but she let a guy she knew come over anyway.   He was just a friend, totally harmless – until he raped her.   Sarah blamed herself. How could she let this happen? Shame isolated her from friends […]