First—thank you. The support and encouragement I’ve received from every corner of my world since my post last week is truly touching. Perhaps if we all talked about it more—with our friends, daughters, husbands, wives—then every girl or boy struggling with stress and body image could feel this loved, and wouldn’t struggle so hard and lonely. I have more thoughts–many of them–but I’ll save them for another day.
There is some other news, to a smaller degree, that I want to share. And the only relevance my news has to my previous post is that it all happened in the same week. A lot of good things are happening right now, as a matter of fact, and if I wondered why last Wednesday was the night to share my secret, in light of all the other good news—news I didn’t write about then because I suddenly felt the need to get my struggle with bulimia off my chest—I think one of the reasons I decided to share was because it was time to THROW IT OUT, to get it out of the way so I could stop feeling shame and instead focus on all this loveliness:
- My essay on my miscarriage was selected to be published in the anthology Three Minus One. The book is based on the movie Return to Zero, starring Minnie Driver, and is being edited by the producer of that movie, Sean Hanish, on whose experience the movie is based. The book will be out next spring. You can find Three Minus One on Goodreads HERE. (And my own book, The Rooms Are Filled, HERE. I won’t lie—seeing my book up on Goodreads and Amazon is blushingly fun.)
- My Facebook “interview” with my friend, Melanie, called “How to Ask Ignorant Questions of a Black Person,” was selected to be published in the anthology, The HerStories Project. The newly-launched site is HERE. It will be published as an ebook and paperback this December.
- Finally, you can read about all of the above on my new author web site. Check it out HERE, and let me know if you have any suggestions to make it better.
Again, thank you. And cheers, as my aunt Jan says, to perfect imperfection.