This Friday the OWN network will air the movie Precious at 8pm and again at 11pm ET/PT. Precious is set in 1987 Harlem and is about a sixteen-year-old, African American girl who is pregnant for the second time by her father. She lives with her emotionally and physically abusive mother, but dreams of a better life. I have not seen this movie yet, but I have it set to record. Just from a few trailers I've seen, I wonder if I'll be able to handle the extreme violence the child endures at the hand of her mother.
Due to the subject matter, I thought it important to highlight it here today, in case other readers have not seen the movie yet.
If you have seen Precious, what did you think? Have you ever cared for a foster daughter that may have had a life similar to this young lady's? How did you help her? Share your thoughts here.