MThese are excerpts taken from my second book, “Cherry Blossoms & Barren Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell.” I have drawn from the chapter called Fish heads in an open bag. Becca, the subject of my book was serving sixty years for allegedly killing her five-year-old stepdaughter. *** I have listened toContinue reading “Fish heads in an open bag — listening to the mentally ill.”
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Yes, the inmates and I sing the same song.
Yesterday I had a wonderful experience as I met with 70 inmates at the Shawnee Correctional Center. I spoke for two hours on my latest book, “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory,” which deals with childhood physical and sexual abuse. As I expected, we do sing the same song, that haunting melody I hadContinue reading “Yes, the inmates and I sing the same song.”