People from every phase of my life are reading my writing. It is so much easier to write for strangers/writer-friends. I dream all the time of all the things I could write if I knew no one who knew me would read it.

Like, today I heard from my dad’s old boss telling me I should’ve told my dad about being sexually harassed when I was a teen so my dad could’ve dealt with it for me.

Also today, and much better, was hearing out-of-the-blue from an elementary school friend: “Keep writing and telling your stories, you have a gift for sharing moments” and also an apology for touching my hair back then, haha.

Really enjoyed this piece!

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They

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