Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since.
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences.
He learned as a young boy that being feminine or different was not okay, which planted a seed of self-hatred. Only as an adult—and with the help of therapy—was Hawmi able to overcome his internalized homophobia and live a happy and free life.