Black Butterfly: The Journey - The Victory

Black Butterfly is a compilation of poetry that speaks to the silence of loss, fight for families, and the love for foster children. It is written from the perspective of a youth in crisis and is a reflection of a survivor's foster care journey. Children, parents, social workers, teachers, and all those who find connection, will find Black Butterfly, a tumultuous journey of faith and hope! More

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About Lorna Jackie Wilson

LORNA JACKIE WILSON is an author from Detroit, Michigan. She has an affinity for lyrical poetry, spoken-word, and courageous conversations that speak to conditions in foster care. She has lived in Michigan most of her life outside of enlistment in the United States Army. She has four beautiful children who support her writing and encourage its continuance. Lorna says, "My family is such an inspiration to me in all of my endeavors and I sincerely appreciate and love them dearly.” Lorna's journey continues as she gives back by speaking about foster care experiences and overcoming obstacles. She retired from public education in 2019 and is the founder and owner of Black Butterfly Books LLC. She holds master's degrees in Business Education and Information Technology and often utilizes graphic design to bring her writings to life. Lorna says, "But more importantly, I find myself in awe, as I watch God organize my thoughts and convey those things that I could never do alone. My prayer is to inspire someone, in some way, in an area where they need it most."

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Speak to the Silence: A Troubled Teen
"A Troubled Teen," is a poem from Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory. It speaks to the silence found difficult to articulate as a teenager. It also speaks to self-esteem and identity loss during transition from home to foster care. This is more than a journey; it is a testimony to those that may identify with the message.

About the Series: Black Butterfly
The Black Butterfly Series began as a poetry journal, i.e., Black Butterfly: The Journey - The Victory. However, writing the stories became essential as they serve to support the interpretation of Black Butterfly: The Journey - The Victory. This series is based on pre and post foster care experiences that may be relevant to youth or foster children having similar experiences, especially those who are aging out. Babygirl is book one in the 'Black Butterfly' series. The Search for Catherine is book two, and Black Butterfly, the Journey - The Victory, is book three.

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