Rejected, abandoned, and abused. These were more than just words for Cici Owen, they represented her life from as early as she can remember. Abandoned by her white mother after her family learned the father was black. Harassed and tormented for being biracial in the ghettos of Newark, and abused from one dysfunctional home to another. Cici gravitated to martial arts to protect herself. Well, she got that, and so much more.
Cici shares with us the dark days of her journey, the desire to be loved in a world where she wasn't, and her acquired virtues (beyond self-defense) learned from martial arts.