When Jackie Simms overheard a conversation her young daughter was having with friends years ago, it changed the course of both their lives. “One of her friends told the others that she was Jewish and asked the other girls what they were,” Simms recalls. Another little girl said, ‘I’m Catholic. What are you?’ “Another girl said ‘I’m Baptist. What are you?’ and then I heard my daughter, Charis, say, ‘I’m nothing.’ Well, I don’t care what the question is, my child is never nothing!”
Read the Mountain Xpress article on page 16 of the December 18-24, 2019 Issue.