“I don’t know” An answer to a question or a conversation stopper

It was 1980-something, I was 12-years-old. We live in Simsbury, Connecticut—a very heterosexual, WASPY town in New England. My parents always told me to never tell your religion to anybody, not even to talk about the subject of religion. It is Sunday and I am in Granby, the next town over, at a friend’s house.Continue reading ““I don’t know” An answer to a question or a conversation stopper”

Life after Disclosure: One Woman’s Decision to Fight

When Kathy Flaherty dropped her biochemistry thesis at Wellesley College due to anxiety and depression, her life took a new trajectory. After graduation, she applied and was accepted to Harvard Law School. But it was not long into her tenure at Harvard, when her manic symptoms surfaced and she was hospitalized and given the properContinue reading “Life after Disclosure: One Woman’s Decision to Fight”