Twenty years have passed since this meet-up (in the following story)with my mother. She was the age that I am at now. Fortunately, we have reconnected again, though there is great distance between us.
I will be telling my story once again at the Moth GrandSLAM in Boston this month.I am so grateful for this opportunity. I hope I can be a powerful voice for alienated children everywhere, because if there is one word to describe my childhood experience, it is powerless. Thankfully, that word no longer applies to my life.