Most professors write for a living. Few really write. Real writing arises from injustice, fear, grief, anger, or joy. Real writing holds both the writer and subject accountable. For the past several weeks my writing has become real. After reading an insightful piece about gender inequity in family law, I contacted the author Cathy Young and asked her to look over my short essay. Cathy is a nationally recognized centrist whose credits include the Boston Globe, New York Times, Slate, and The Daily Beast. She graciously agreed to review my work and help mentor me.
Soon I will be publishing my essays in a national outlet and completing the first few chapters of my book. While I know that the publication of my work is likely change my life forever, I welcome the challenge. I could not have done this without the help and support of Ms. Young.