Washuta's self-reflection in this compilation of her own stories incorporate a variety of provocative experiences, such as sexual trauma, her identity as an American Indian, mental illness, post-grad confusion, and more. While this is an emotion-filled read, Washuta's writing brings to attention the importance of conversations and contemplation around mental health, sexualized violence, and ethnic identity. Her text stands out with its blunt style and raw rehashing of a traumatic past, leaving readers aware of the reality of such struggles as a female minority.
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ISBN: 9781597099691
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 12th, 2014

What would you do if you knew your child would be different from you, in some enormously obvious way? If a doctor could medically explain those differences, would you call them illnesses? And if your own differences-- the ones that define your life and community-- could be prevented, would you protest a parent’s right to prevent them? In twelve chapters on twelve such different identities, Andrew Solomon not only lets parents and children explain their relationships and explicates the basic science behind each identity, but addresses these central questions of disability rights in a thoughtful, conversational tone. Read it if you do or do not know what people with disabilities think about their lives, and especially read it if you have either parents or children.

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743236720
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Published: Scribner - October 1st, 2013