In my first book, I share my personal story of overcoming addiction, rape, abortion, dysfunctional relationships, and speak to relevant topics of our day, such as gender roles, sexual assault, rural poverty in America, race and the criminal justice system. Through this book, I hope to inspire others to own their story, tell it like it is, and live with holy gumption. I am relentless about this message, because I believe in the power of a story, and I am convinced that we are living in an unprecedented time, when we need the truth tellers to rise. We need space to be our whole selves, and then courage to create safe space for others to do the same. Your story matters, and we need what you bring to our world.