Manuel

“A couple of weeks after my 19th, I went and got a tattoo.

On the left is an anchor. So the anchor represents my past and how everything was tough. I was in an abusive place and everything was just falling out of place.
In the middle is the infinity sign, so that kind of represents my lifeline. And how I'm connected through everything. Family and, you know, just everything that's happened in my life.

Then there's the birds on the side. And that kind of just represents my future. You know, birds travel in different directions, so I was like okay, I'm flying, I can choose which way I want to go, I can be successful.

I look at it in the mirror and I think that I have a chance in life.”

Mannie

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When I went back to my family it was kind of like I died and came back again… it’s like you’re a new part of the family. I’m just trying my best to fit in with everybody.

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When I went back to my family it was kind of like I died and came back again… it’s like you’re a new part of the family. I’m just trying my best to fit in with everybody.