Growing up, my grandmother and grandfather played an important role in shaping who I am today. At 12, when my grandfather passed away from cancer, my grandmother took on the role by herself.

To this day, she and I share a special bond because of those years spent together. A woman, now 99, that I still to this day attribute to me not becoming a psychopath, because of the warmth she showed me. Because of the safety she created for me to exist.

A photo of us after I returned to the US in 2019