Reading: Molly Krause and Erin Brown
Molly Krause is author of the new memoir Float On. Growing up in Topeka, Kansas in the 1970s, Molly Krause and her family experienced challenges different from the traditional stereotypes of America's Heartland. In this captivating memoir, Krause shares her complex early life with two sisters - the oldest biological and the other an adopted African-American baby. A mother left to raise three young girls when the father revealed he was gay and moved across the country. Struggles in the family with mental illness and substance abuse. A dance talent that was nurtured. A family separated by divorce and distance but brought together by a deadly disease. And through it all, humor, dedication to each other, and a deep love free from judgment.
Erin Brown is author of Sovereign: Autonomy, Accountability & Other Queen Shit, a heart-wrenching depiction of growing up female. The author unravels the effects of abuse, silence, beauty obsession, and shame while finding a path out. Revealing the possibility of creating space for our own values to emerge and allowing the same for one another. She envisions a reality with room for us each to safely explore our identities, our ideas, and our lives. Laying her experience bare that we might see ourselves in our common struggles so we can choose to systematically challenge the narratives that bind us. This poem is a first edition, the second will contain a collective of voices.
A STORY OF THE POWER OF AN OPEN HEART AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE...
..".Krause guides readers the way good memoirists must, by rendering with nuance and complexity a story full of the kinds of love and truth that matter for us all." Rachel DeWoskin, best-selling author of Bling, Big Girl Small, Repeat After Me, and Foreign Babes in Beijing.