Bio: I'm writing a memoir about my life. It makes me feel terrible to compare myself to someone as accomplished as Maya Angelo, but suffice to say that so far, our lives have been rather similar. And she wrote an amazing memoir...not to mention poetry! She is my role model, of sorts. When she was my age she of course didn't have access to the internet, so her healing process was pretty different. Our stories aren't the same. But this is my story. If you can support me in it, I appreciate it. If it helps you a little...then that knowledge helps me, too. No man, or woman, or child is an island. We may look like it sometimes...but beneath the surface even continents turn out to be connected by tectonic plates! So, whoever you are, I wish you the best. You're not alone.