I started writing "The ABC's Of Molesting Me" when I was twenty-four. It is by far one of the most difficult things I've ever done and probably will ever do. Turning fifty in 2016 was the tipping point. It was time to close this chapter of my life and start writing a new one--one free of this secret I've kept for so long. Was it scary? Yes! Do I feel completely exposed and vulnerable? Hell yes! But it reached a point that, if by telling my story helps one person, then it's all worth it. My good friend, Ali LeRoi, was inspired to capture the emotions in photographs. My incredibly talented friends, Tamala Jones and Jackie Mazarella, posed and gave their hearts & souls in the images. There aren't many books out there from a survivor's perspective. The one I've written & illustrated is raw and may make some uncomfortable but it's real and from my heart (and experiences).
For me, it's a celebration of freedom from the past and excitement for the future! I hope it will do the same for you.