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.
|Title of host publication||On (Writing) Families|
|Subtitle of host publication||Autoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss|
|Editors||Jonathan Wyatt, Tony E Adams|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2014|