A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

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Poignant. Empowered. Bold. Curious. Dynamic. Young.

by adr333 on October 23, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

These words relate to my life because I have had to overcome obstacles in my life. When I was little I had to be very bold and brave because I grew up in the foster care system. The homes I lived in were filled with people that were sexually, physically and emotionally abusive. Enduring these hardships as a young child forced me to be realistic about life. My experiences have made me an emotional and dynamic person. I was too resilient and resistant to let life knock me down. When life gave me lemons I made amazing lemonade.


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