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"For my totem, the alley cat. We share the situation of small predators who easily become prey. I have my equivalent of claws and teeth, and indeed my arched back and loud hiss are my best defenses. When I need to hide my size and weakness, I can look fiercer than I am, but when I cannot talk or threaten or argue my way out of trouble, then I am in a lot of trouble. We are scavengers in the alleys and streets of a society we do not control and scarcely influence. We survive and perish both by taking lovers. Freedom is a daily necessity like water, and we love most loyally and longest those who allow us at least occasionally to vanish and wander the curious night. To them we always return from the eight deaths before the last."

from Braided Lives by Marge Piercy

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False Promise?

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Title: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
By: Emily M. Danforth

When Cameron Post’s parents die in a car accident, she’s relieved that they’ll never find out that she had been kissing her best friend Irene. Now her grandmother and Aunt Ruth have come to live with Cameron in her small ranching town of Miles City, Montana. Aunt Ruth is a conservative Christian, so Cameron knows that being gay is wrong in her aunt’s eyes. But she can’t help it if she has feelings for girls. When she becomes too close with another one of her friends, Aunt Ruth finds out and sends Cameron to God’s Promise, a program designed to help her heal her same sex attraction. While at God’s Promise, Cameron realizes it may not be what it seemed at first. She begins to wonder if people are actually being healed, and if there’s truly something wrong with her at all.
In The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth writes as though Cameron is speaking directly to you. It’s written as though a friend is telling you the story; you immediately care about what is happening to Cameron, even though at many points what’s happening isn’t always nice.

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Posted by pughc on May 18, 2013 at 9:19 a.m.
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May 29, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.:

Good job, Caitie!!

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