Kelly reads from her short story “White Bird Rising”

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In the spirit of #metoo, I’m sharing my short story, “White Bird Rising,” a piece I wrote about a violent childhood sexual abuse experience, (trigger warning) that was published originally in The Malahat Review, Issue: Winter 1992/93. To my sisters and fellow survivors, remember the body may be broken, but the spirit will overcome. I wish hope and healing for everyone in 2018!

4 Responses to “Kelly reads from her short story “White Bird Rising””

  1. Laurie says:

    I was struck by the description of the bird taking you to safety. You’re a strong, brave and determined woman to tell this harrowing story. xo

  2. Lynda says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ruth Edgett says:

    Wow! A gripping story very well told–all the more so for the truth in it. Thank you, Kelly.

  4. Victoria Pearce says:

    Bless you Kelly. Such a tragedy beautifully and bravely told