I felt compelled to start the conversation about what had happened, addressing the crippling legacy of shame and guilt from leaving our babies decades ago.
I sat with the note in my lap, stunned and glad to be alone in the kitchen. The laundry gave me something to do with my hands while I settled my mind.
I wanted to write the book that I’d been looking for my entire life and never found.
“Being from the minority group of LGBT+ made me more inclined to diversify my characters in ways beyond sexual orientation. I can get as emotionally involved in stories involving straight characters as the next person. At the same time, I’m aware of often not being included in these stories.”
by Alice Stephens
“My redemption was to recognize the spiritual abuse and walk into spaces that know how to embrace me without judgment.”
By Joe Schuster
“I have come to see that satire and cynicism are defenses against harder-to-cope-with emotions.”