Joselyn, I really appreciate your words. I often struggle with what to do with mine — my words, my history. I’m in awe that your mom had a different reaction than you expected (than I would anticipate of my own mom, honestly) — and I’m in awe that you shared with her. I think that’s the part that scares me the most- the people I care for, the family I want to love me back, will not love what I have to say.
I will keep writing — and I will be reading your work. Thank you again.