This memoir will inspire, give hope, and help to change the lives of its readers. In My Mind is full of detailed hardship, pain, confusion, fear, rejection, and ultimate victory. Candra struggled with self-esteem issues and rebellion that led her down a very dark path. Becoming sexually active at age twelve, and pregnant by fifteen, was just the beginning. Her lost and wandering soul led to date rape, pregnancies and substance abuse. Physical, emotional, and mental abuse also became her close acquaintances'. She knew something had to be done to break the cycle. It was at a point where I knew if I didn't walk away from the dysfunction, I would be dead... Her self-destructive behaviors led her back to her first love that she had kwn as a little girl.