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  • Started by Julie Ryan McGue
    ...cause of this “primal wound” of the adoption experience, many adoptees struggle with identity and belonging....to have the information to reach out to birth relatives, many of them struggle to connect and be acknowledge...
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  • ...submitted 15 pages and did several smaller assignments, I received useful critiques and read other people's work so I didn't feel so alone in my struggle. But I wouldn't say that I le...
  • ...t on pedophilia, child marriage, and sexism, and features a lot mental struggles for the main characters (thr...s: the girl, her best girlfriend, and their gay guy bestie) where they struggle against both their current si...

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  • Anne Leigh Parrish posted a status
    ...gly, but probably wasn’t. Maybe the man had a sinister cast, but probably didn’t. They were most likely ordinary people, caught up in an ordinary struggle, where pain had become a rela...
  • Donna Bryson posted a status
    ...(na), I have to consider whether maintaining the fiction of “normal America” as “white America” requires ignoring that some Americans have had to struggle to do normal things like goin...
  • Janelle Stear posted a status
    William Faulkner said, "“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” I believe there is a story within all of us. We just need to find the right words to get it out. I have the words, but I struggle to get them out the exact way they sound in my mind.

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  • ...tlining, so much; although my current project could probably benefit from at least a loose one.) A fluid combination of writing even when it's a struggle and walking away for a bit wo...
  • ...writers, especially when they feel they're not getting anywhere with what they're doing. It's a difficult thing, because it comes from a place of struggle and insecurity. I've made the...
  • Vicki, Thank you so much for writing about your struggle with your daughter. I'm pleased for you that she hasn't interfered with your relationship with your grandchildren. You have to...

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