Jerri Sparks

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Jerri Sparks is a single mom (of three teens and one pre-teen) living in Western New York.  A former Congressional press secretary and a UCLA alum, Ms. Sparks now works in the BioPharma Research industry by day and is a freelance writer by night, advocating for the things she’s passionate about.  This may or may not involve Wonder Woman. Contact her at jerri@germmagazine.com.

Do you ever say, “Gosh, I wish I had known that when I was younger”? If not now, you most likely will someday. Well,...

The 4th installment in Mrs.Johnson's Home for Broken Boys. The morning after Randy Brown and I broke up, I drove to my parents’ home in...

  I’m haunted by her last words “Please don’t go” As I slowly backed my car down her driveway. The look of deep pain owned her face...

The 3rd installment in Mrs.Johnson's Home for Broken Boys. High school was over. How did this happen? I was standing there on the school’s front...

“Why didn’t she just leave?” This is the question people ask about domestic violence survivors all the time. Somehow it is so incongruent with...

What if I told you over half a million teenagers between the ages of 15-19 became pregnant in the United States a year? Would...

The 2nd installment in Mrs.Johnson's Home for Broken Boys. Various girls in elementary school: Have you seen the new boy? Me: Um, no, what new...

You may not believe me, but I was put on this earth to save broken boys.  It all started when I was eleven years...

“I began writing on The Albany Project today and that felt great. I’m hoping it leads to a job – a good one, maybe...

My bright place is in my home state of North Carolina, and it is Stone Mountain State Park -- a huge granite rock that...