Hello, and welcome to Concrete Roses! My name is Evelyn Webb and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal was to create a blog that focuses on topics that speak to and assist marginalized populations. Concrete Roses serves as a platform for me to share information related to social justice, self-care, and to also share some of the unique and insightful information that I’ve learned over the years through life experiences and while working as a Social Worker. The name of this blog, Concrete Roses, was inspired by a poem written by Tupac Shakur (see below). This is one of my favorite poems and it speaks about the very population of people I wish to reach with this blog. People who may have been counted out, forgotten about, broken, and cast aside but in spite of it all they are still here persisting, growing, healing, and pushing themselves to do better and be better. This blog is for you.
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams,
it learned to breath fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.