Oh, goodness, where to even begin?
This is my autobiography. Of course, that raises an interesting question, doesn’t it? Why would you want to read the autobiography of some random person who isn’t famous or particularly noteworthy? Well, here are a few things that make it more interesting:
- My mother was murdered when I was 12–vanished off the face of the Earth, her body never found.
- Both of my parents are and have always been hardcore drug addicts.
- I’m transgender and from a fundamentalist Christian Mississippi family.
- I’m an anarchist.
- My father killed a woman when I was 4.
- My mother had a thing for abusive, alcoholic assholes (go figure).
- I’ve made a lot of mistakes.
It’s more than just a collection of various bad things that happened to me… It’s also a detailed explanation of what I learned from those experiences, and why they were valuable–how they helped shape me and make me into the person I am. It’s one of the reasons that the Victim Complex we see so often today bothers me so much… They need some perspective on what a traumatic past actually looks like, and they need to be firmly reminded that we can choose to be beneficiaries of trauma, and that we don’t have to choose to be its victims.
Presented as both an ePub and a PDF for your convenience.