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Little Wild Thang is a humorous, real, and raw coming-of-age diary about a little girl that grew up in and out of foster care in the enchanting Space Coast of Florida with dreams to rehabilitate and reunite with her mother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Part 1 of Little Wild Thang covers Lydia Joyner's life until she is 11 years old. She tells her story through original foster care files, mental health documents, diary entries, and memorabilia that was held in 6 banker boxes for 18 years. Secrets are exposed, inspiration flows, and abuse is revealed making Little Wild Thang a perfect case study for anybody looking to dive into a child's head surrounding issues such as: foster care, mental illness, bullying, rape, suicide, addiction, poverty, prostitution, stigma, myth, physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Warning: This ain't no ordinary diary! Be prepared to go on a journey like no other on wheels of fire. "Never Give up & Never Give in!" - Creed of a Little Wild Thang
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Lydia Joyner is an American artist, writer, and speaker that grew up in the foster care system. After years of speaking about her story and creating art to bring change and inspire, Lydia took 18 years worth of foster care files, mental health documents, diary entries, and memorabilia from her life and turned it into a 3-part diary to give you the full she-bang of the invisible world she grew up in. Lydia Joyner has spoken and given immersive storytelling experiences to audiences such as: the United Nations, The Harmony Institute, Columbia University, Envision, IFP, Brevard Family Partnership, The Children's Home Society, The Kansas Youth Advocacy, Alabama's State Leadership Conference, and more. Lydia Joyner has been in the media and given beautiful press through Radical Media's THNKR youtube channel, Filmmaker's Magazine, Wired Magazine, Unworthy.com, The Washington Post, The Florida Today, Fostering Families, and Foster Focus. Currently Lydia is working on the second book to Little Wild Thang. She is also touring part 1, speaking, and collaborating to bring change and awareness of issues surrounding her story such as: rape, murder, suicide, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, adoption, addiction, and prostitution.
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Book Description BookBaby, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111682225003
Book Description BookBaby, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1682225003