2018 Living Books
Forgive Me Daddy for I Have Sinned: Confessions of a Gay Catholic
Told in a freestyle confession narrative, this book tells of the spiritual desolation and ecstasies that arise from growing up queer in the Catholic Church. Beginning with a sexual awakening involving a crucifix, the story progresses through the harshness of bodily mortification including self flagellation and long periods of fasting in conjunction to the growing awareness of inner queerness. Culminating in a coming out on stage under hypnosis and a minor stigmatic experience, this narrative functions as a monstrance, displaying the most spectacular failure of a devoted Catholic you will ever meet.
Une Belle Ironie: Tales From a Former Parisian
After I temporarily lost my speech and some of my motor skills at age three, I had to overcame my speech challenges while living alongside Aspergers Syndrome, anxiety, and depression. My love for languages (particularly French) is what keeps me living despite my speech and social challenges.
Cover to Cover
The diverse worlds of words and sounds. The stories of being through poetry and music.
Cultivating a Rose
This book explores what it’s like to raise a multi-cultural transgender child in today’s society. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Where There is Life, There is Hope
I never envisioned myself going to college. I remind myself continuously on how lucky I am to even be alive. Born in South Sudan, Africa, my parents were subsistence farmers and we lived a happy life. This may be because it was the day my family was united and may be because this was the last day my home was my home ever again...
The Overcomer and Her Healing Process
A story of how a young 16 year old girl experiences the most disturbing events in her life so far -- from betrayal to low self-esteem, she's gone through it all. How does she rise above it all? Tune in to find out.
Perseverance is a Short Race
Sometimes all you can do is push through- your hardships, the roadblocks, the pain, the cultural constructs. From a lifetime of severe joint pain beginning at the age of 2 due to Lyme Disease, coming out as a gender non-conforming lesbian at 13 in a Catholic school, being told by teachers in high school that my career dreams would never come to fruition, having thyroid disease that resulted in radiation therapy at 23 and finally becoming that doctor at age 29- Taking the road less traveled is never easy, but it will always be interesting. My book is open- Ask me anything.