Ties that bind, ties that scar

Tony E. Adams, Jonathan Wyatt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

I (Tony) have many scars from living in Danville, Illinois (United States), a factory and farming town of about 30,000 people in which I spent the first twenty years of my life. I have scars of the community's conservatism, misogyny, racism, and poverty; scars of secret adoptions and belittled mental illnesses; and scars of heteronormative expectations, unnerving silences, and distanced and abandoned family. I try to do my best to ignore or camouflage these scars, though I have found this process to be difficult, if not impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn (Writing) Families
Subtitle of host publicationAutoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss
EditorsJonathan Wyatt, Tony E Adams
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages149-150
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9789462096226
ISBN (Print)9789462096219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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