Being more than that...

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A beautifully written poetic "must read" by a young leader of Youth M.O.V.E. Massachusetts, Chandra Watts writes movingly about her own experiences with stigma. Studies on resilience show that a strong bond with a caring adult can lessen the impact of negative events and help a young person grow into a confident, competent adult.  For Chandra, this bond was with her parents.  They counseled her that she was more than her diagnosis and helped change her view of herself and her future.


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    Chandra is an amazing young adult. In Massachusetts she is making her mark- through her lived experience , humor, dedication and most of all TRAIL BLAZING Attitude... Youth Movement on its way, statewide and National!!
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