I love this piece at The Huffington Post because it made me realize that I’m not the only one with embarrassing things to write about. It’s not easy being a memoirist and having to reveal the things that most normal humans keep hidden. I guess that’s the thing about being a Stripper Mom—I have to be willing to continually expose myself.
The worst part isn’t exposing myself though, it’s the embarrassment I worry my family will feel. From everything I’ve learned though (about writing and life), I can’t let that stop me. Just like Ashley Parker’s uncle who published his senior illustrated sex book without worry of his family’s or anyone else’s squirminess, I just have to write what I need to write. If other people have a problem with my openness, then that will be their issue, not mine.