Drowning in a Mother's Womb approaches the story of a tumultuous childhood of a young girl in her own words, emotions and feelings. As she relives the horrific incidents of violent abuse, you will empathize with her every struggle and hang on her every word spoken in the language and culture of her experience. The most vital messages from her story are that regardless of the circumstances and situations that this young girl faced, having lived a most colorful life by the age of 13, she found herself drowning in her own resentment for a mother who never felt any remorse for her negligent parenting. Therefore, the girl continued to press toward her future, grasping at any and every place for help. When she least expected it, her broken spirit gave way to what felt like the walls of her mind closing in on her, and she found herself in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Ciara allows the reader to identify with a child's need to be nurtured and supported even when the nurturer remains absent and unsupportive.