How Writing My Young Adult Novel Helped Me Reclaim the Queer Girlhood I Lost
The years I suppressed my queerness are a loss that I'm exploring and grieving—if only through fiction.
Ashley Woodfolk has loved reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated from Rutgers University and worked in children's book publishing for over a decade. Now a full-time mom and writer, Ashley lives in a sunny Brooklyn apartment with her cute husband, her cuter dog, and the cutest baby in the world. Her books include The Beauty That Remains, When You Were Everything, the Flyy Girls Series and Blackout.
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