I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.
I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level.
I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story.
I continued to protect him with my silence.
The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.
The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval.