What’s your Student Debt Story?
Student Debt Story:
I am an 8 generation American. And I am a daughter of a British immigrant who misguidedly married my father. I was the unfortunate first issue of this mess that nobody was happy with. My earliest memories of nursery and grade school in the US were of teasing and torment. As a primary school child in England, nothing changed. I was an easy target for some reason, unexplained. My parents were willfully oblivious to my childhood social torments. "Jealous" I was told, and ignore "them." Jealous of what? My father poor married my mother poor. Must have had something to do with someone with our name in the senate and idiots with no class torturing an innocent child. We were clearly without anything our neighbors had. WHY ELSE would anyone be jealous? To shorten this story I grew up in isolation. My only memories of school are being teased and tormented. The nightmare of life didn't stop until I enrolled myself in a women's college. And there I was afforded luxurious freedom in which to catch up and satiate my intellectual starvation and to move forward. From there, a small town in the Midwest, and a short period of zero opportunity I catapulted myself to New York City. From NYC to the IVY league graduate school. It seemed all things were working in my favor finally, aged 30 to 40, except they were asking me to borrow a hell of a lot of money. As I was by then recommended to them by a world class firm I expected that the means would be provided to me for the money to be repaid. But then there was foreign harassment. I never heard the end of how MANY people wanted to be in my shoes. I was even harassed about the fact that my American family had slaves ... insisting that wealth was not destroyed, even though nobody can deny my father grew up in poverty without even his father. Next thing I knew I was in handcuffs and hauled away to a mental institution. It was three days before anyone gave me any reason why I was there. They gave me some slanderous excuse and held me there for a month under medication. I heard my father flew out and colluded with them on this. Then I was shipped back "home" and forced into my first bankruptcy. A second bankruptcy would have cleared me of this farce of an "education." George Walker Bush ruined that. I actually believe in the education I managed to get out of some of my professors. But I am inclined at this point to sue the country for the manner in which I had to receive it and what it has cost me: husband, child, relationships, I am 54 years old have worked my ass off have been denied the right to having children and I am still waiting for my life to begin. The more "far-fetched" solutions seem to be the right ones. I think we should start at the hague and its definition of human rights that people should be able to attend school without harassment. And work? I have been denied the right to have children. NO man is going to marry a woman with an Ivy League education and 6 figures of rating. Because of some certain high profile of my family I must remain anonymous. Because of the slander at their party that has been used to gain political advantage I must speak. And be silent. Not a day has passed since I was put on forced vacation from graduate school that I have not thought about suicide. And Not one member of my supposedly illustrious but slandered family has offered me any solution to my student loan hell. Even my own parents informed me that I am cut out of their will.