The Guest: Danielle Perillo
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
My name is Danielle (Perillo) Hughes. I am a 38-year-old mother of one 11-year-old boy and a wife-to-be. I am a full-time student going for my paralegal degree and then eventually to law school. I’m trying to show my son the value of an education and that is never too late. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, we moved to the Austin, TX area in January 2014 for a better life. I am a personal blogger. I write about my addiction. I am a recovering addict who struggles everyday with the disease of addiction.
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In 1988 his mother, Debbie, took in a homeless 13-year-old girl, Kim Scott, who was dropped off at the welfare office where Debbie worked at when Marshall was an early teen himself. At age 14 the two wound up in a relationship. His mother instantly kicked Kim out and Marshall went too. He would go on to move in and out of his mother’s house many times over the next few years. Marshall’s mother was very abusive and he had found the same person in Kim. His whole life was engulfed by violence, drugs, and abuse.
In 1999, they released Slim Shady LP. His song, “My Name Is”, from the album, talks about doing drugs. One line says “I just found out that my mom does more dope than I do”. On a recording of a live concert Eminem states, “This is the intermission where I change, do some more drugs, and then come back out,” He was always very open about his drug use. In an interview with Howard Stern he admits to being heavy into ecstasy. It wasn’t until December of 2007 that Eminem overdosed on methadone pills and decided to get clean. He released his albums, Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010.
His lyrics from “Not Afraid” off of his Recovery album:
These lyrics are me. I had to go to all of those dark places as an addict to get to this life. One full of love, hope, and aspirations.
He came from nothing and went to the top. From owning his own record label, to his single “Lose Yourself” winning an Oscar, to his album Encore going 5X platinum, and all of the Billboard, Grammy, and American Music Awards in between. He is truly an inspiration, not just to addicts, but to everyone!
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