At age eight, Roxie's mother had disciplined Roxie using a rather severe beating. The next day at Church Roxie looked up at Jesus hanging on the cross and softly said to Jesus, "I see they hurt you too
Do we really hold these truths to be self-evident, that all citizens are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?
Roxie's creativity began as a child when she painted a mural in oil on her bedroom wall. Her creativity splashes across the canvas of her life.
Like most people, Roxie Howard has struggled during her lifetime with different issues and limitations. Not only did Roxie refuse to allow her issues or limitations to define or limit her, she also charted a path to success based on focusing, not on her limitations and disabilities, but rather on her choices concerning what to do about any limitation and disability she faced. As a result, she was able to overcome her issues and limitations and work as a court appointed Parenting Investigator, a family law mediator, and a legal assistant. Roxie has also been an author, artist and Activist, which includes lobbying in Washington, DC for employment non-discrimination and hate crimes. She is one of 40 authors of the book, Trans Forming Families and the sole author of the book, The Brain God Gave Me. In addition to these things, Roxie has also been a parent, single parent, grandparent and foster parent. In 2016 Roxie was honored with being invited to a White House Convening. In 2018 Roxie appeared in the documentary film ,"The Gospel of Eureka" which premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.
Roxie has been a parent, single-parent (of a handicapped child), grandparent and foster parent (in that order).
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