There are tons of kids out there who endure chronic abuse and suffer in silence. They can’t trust anyone, they can’t tell anyone, and they have no idea how to get away from it.
Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.
Christy isn’t a case, he’s a person.
I was living my own future and my brother’s lost one as well. I represented him here just as he represented me there, in some unguessable other place. His move from life to death might...
I wanted a settled life and a shocking one. Think of Van Gogh, cypress trees and church spires under a sky of writhing snakes. I was my father’s daughter. I wanted to be loved by...
I suppose at heart it was the haircut that did it; that exploded the ordinary order of things and showed me the possibilities that had been there all along, hidden among the patterns in the...
Be brave,” I told her. Bobby and I stood before her, confused and homeless and lacking a plan, beset by an aching but chaotic love that refused to focus in the conventional way. Traffic roared...
I am what I am Are you what you are or What?
Oh, hell. You’re a fairy,” I said. “Yeah,” he said. “You know, they call it ‘being gay’ nowadays, but sure, whatever.
I don’t mean to take the bow off the end of your rain, but you gotta be smart about your first boyfriend.
plot point” that you can play with. Gay kids are real, actual kids, teenagers, growing up into awesome adults, and they don’t have the books they need to reflect that. Growing up, my nose was...
Psychological and emotional wellness is an ongoing process for everyone.
Abuse doesn’t define you.
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