I don’t want to go to sleep.

I don’t want to go to sleep even though I need to. I don’t want to go to sleep even though I do, very much. I’m so tired. I don’t want to go to sleep even though I’m halfway there … Continue reading

Some Light Reading on Child Services

Hiya folks! It’s me Elizabeth Brico AKA Betty. I know, I know, I have not posted in farrrr too long. And I’m sorry to say, this won’t be a full post either. I have been doing a lot of work … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The People In Charge Of My Family

The “community agency” in charge of my case wants to adopt out my daughters. They tried, last month in court. But by the end of two hours, when it became clear that they had mislead the court about their efforts … Continue reading

The Civil Death Penalty Makes Hungry Ghosts of Mothers and Children

Termination of parental rights, or forced adoption, has been termed the civil death penalty. It is the worst action that can be taken against a parent who loves her children. Perhaps even more disturbing, it is the worst action that … Continue reading

Reimagining Communities With The National Council

Happy February! I am excited that I can now publicly announce that, for the next six months at minimum, I will be working with the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls to research and reveal the … Continue reading

Avery Philips returns to bettysbattleground.com to discuss ways to combat social injustice

Tales From The Other Side: How To Combat Trauma And Injustice In Everyday Life

We life in a world rife with injustice. Not only do people with post-traumatic stress disorder have to endure the initial trauma, and combat its aftermath on a daily basis; they also have to navigate a mental health structure that … Continue reading