I believe it was Ann Voscamp that said, “Shame dies when stories are told in safe places.”. In hear you tell you that Michelle Marez does just that in the pages of thins book. She tells a story that brings the reader along with her on a journey of finding love and acceptance by sharing a story that once brought only shame. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn and you’ll let go a little of some of the things you’ve been choosing to carry. Love, love, love! – Amazon Review
Michelle Marez was raised in Pueblo, a culturally diverse town in Southern Colorado. She is half Slavic and half Hispanic. With both cultures having deep roots that rarely cross over, she felt that she never truly belonged to anyone.
Michelle’s story is about navigating many identities while keeping painful secrets. The identities were like costumes, worn one over the next. These costumes became so heavy and itchy that she finally took them all off and exposed her true self. It took a devastating discovery to begin the painful work that leads her to love, belonging, freedom, and happiness.
This is her journey.
This memoir is both devastating and inspirational especially the latter. It is an amazingly intriguing and beautiful read. Michelle Marez leaves her heart out there for you to see and exposes her all. Her life story will leave the reader in disbelief and begs to ask, “How does someone come out the other side of this?”-Amazon Review
About the Author
Michelle Marez is a mother, daughter, sister, niece, writer, teacher, proud confidante, truth teller, and tenacious survivor. She lives in Appleton, Wisconsin with the loves of her life, Claire and Annalise.
Michelle is a bookworm, a gardener, and a passionate gatherer of family and friends.