Excerpt from Chapter 6

Climbing the Rock Within by Jennifer Haig

Excerpt from Chapter 6:

This “coming-out” was meant to be an honor. For me, it
underscored Dad’s attitude toward women and girls,
which I had yet to trust. Again, without a grip on myself, I felt
fears I could not put into words. So much had to do with nausea
caused by my pills, fear of unanticipated seizures, and the
penned-in anger at my parents. It was dancing school all over
again. I had not grown up.

After I found out about the “coming out,” at the breakfast
table the next morning, I asked my father, “Dad, do I have to?”


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