A Mother’s Pain Fed That of Her Daughter

Added on by Emily Carey Gogolak.

By E. C. GOGOLAK November 19, 2013 

On a recent afternoon, Khalilah Hyde-Peyrefitte was bustling around the 20th floor of a towering office building in Midtown Manhattan, greeting colleagues with a wide, beaming smile. A small-business coordinator for McKissack & McKissack, a construction and design firm, she has the bearing of any bright, ambitious, recent college graduate, enthusiastic and eager to excel. But Ms. Hyde-Peyrefitte, 21, also carries the weight of the pain and disillusionment she had to overcome. “I honestly had been in a dark place for many, many years,” she recalled... Read more in The New York Times