Writing is my way of processing events and finding a way to deal with my emotions. My stepfather's death was a particularly difficult time as he committed suicide because of his trauma in being a sex abuse survivor. In writing the piece Helpless I researched the effects of sexual abuse on men and I was able to understand him and his choice more.
I am very privileged that Kalliope Journal championed this piece by commissioning and published it. I am also particularly indebted to Dmetri Kakmi for putting on his editorial hat and so beautifully and sensitively editing it.
I am an author, reader and teacher.
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