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Brother & Sisters

December 7, 2014

My counselor and I were talking about something or other when I mentioned that my sisters were technically my half-sisters. I’ve been going to counseling for years now and she states “you have never told me they were your half-sisters.” I could have sworn I had mentioned it in passing. However my sisters and I have never thought of one another as half of anything. My sisters are white skinned and I am brown skinned too but it was all just accepted. To us, we were simply brother and sisters. To us, this was our normal. The only difference being that they have a different father than mine. Maybe it had something to do with the way we were brought up.

I was never raised in the same household as my sisters. I grew up with my mother and father as an ‘only-chil