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Low Self Esteem

Low Self Esteem

by: Shirley Satterfield

Low Self Esteemđź«‚
(It’s Mental Health Awarenss Month)

What is low self esteem but the flip side of pride?
What is pride but the flip side of low self esteem?
This means a shattered ego in a family full of rods;
It’s an ego asserting itself against all odds.
What is the flip side of pride but a product of familial apartheid.
A little baby sadly set aside.

Shirley Satterfield
Shirley Mandel Satterfield is a Baltimore girl from way back who was raised in the rough and tumble world of a steelworkers family and writes Christian poetry, memoirs and nonfiction. She has lived to survive a life fraught with domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness and writes to help others to survive the same kinds of things. After becoming a radiology technician, she went on to serve in the U.S. Army and later on in life attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia as a nontraditional student earning two B.A. degrees in English and journalism and was awarded the Ember Award for Excellence in Poetry by the campus literary magazine. She was also named correspondent of the Day by the Richmond Times Dispatch for a letter she wrote to the editor concerning the importance of compassionate treatment and the acceptance of the mentally ill by society.
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