Jeannette cooks for herself unsupervised and catches fire
Jeannette's father's alcoholism
Jeannette's parents did not provide enough food for her and her siblings.
Jeannette faced several instances of abuse. Uncle Stanley, Billy Deal, her Dad's pool playing friend.
Like the Joshua Tree in the desert that her mother pained. Jeannette staying strong despite her adversities and they in fact made her stronger and more beautiful.