Writing my truth opened the wounds of a scarred past caused by emotional abuse and neglect. Trauma and PTSD are afflictions to which I am indebted with gratitude, for these are evidences that both the spoken word and the written word matter. Every truth, every emotion, constitute a part of who we are in the world. We are stronger than we know, not for what we’ve been fortunate enough to escape, but for what we’ve endured.
I’m currently writing a book-length memoir of my journey. Mirage: A Daughter’s Life tells the story of a misfit who found her voice and confronted a family history of erasure.