Helen LeFlore’s parents split up when she was young, the result of an abusive relationship. The experience taught LeFlore the importance of forgiveness, and offering apologies. Though she acknowledges that sometimes it’s difficult to admit wrongdoing or ask for forgiveness, LeFlore believes that an apology can, sometimes, prevent violence. She says support from a friend or partner can help make the decision to do that a lot easier.
Read more about Helen LeFlore at milwaukeestories.org.