Her name was Charlotte.

She was 23 

when she was sold

for $600

to my 3rd great grandfather

and left New Orleans

for the plantation

in Natchitoches.

Besides her name

and price

I know little else,

except the shame

of knowing these things.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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