A lot of people say, “Wasn’t it hard to put your story out there?” but, I have to say, it was harder to live the way I was living, in secrecy and shame. Shame is incredibly powerful, and it keeps you quiet and silent…Stephanie Thornton Plymale
For 50 years, Stephanie Thornton Plymale kept her past a fiercely guarded secret.
No one outside her immediate family could have guessed that her childhood was fraught with hardship: neglect, hunger, poverty, homelessness, truancy, foster homes, a harrowing lack of medical care, ongoing sexual abuse, and a perpetually absent mother—a mentally ill woman who was in and out of jails and psych wards.
Stephanie shares how her last years with her mother lead to incredible discoveries about both of their pasts. Listen as she talks about what she learned and how it lead to writing her memoir, American Daughter.
Learn more about Stephanie and American Daughter <HERE>.