A painful memoir of a young boy who had a period and the ensuing life of a young woman struggling to be free.
We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started. And know the place for the first time. What would you do if your twelve-year old son began his period? That is the question one California family had to ponder in 1960, an era when rock and roll shattered the innocence of the 50’s. With impending doom from nations near our shores, the world was not ready to accept, discuss, nor tolerate a boy having a girl’s period. This American family was soon to be drawn into a world they never dreamed of, much less were prepared with which to cope.
Lola Carlile is a writer, muse, traveler, and, most of all, an educator interested in the psyche of people. She lives on the West Coast with her husband and enjoys writing as a form of meditation. Stephanie Anne Stockton is a gardener, seeker of truth, and a woman in search of happiness from within. She also lives on the West Coast.
I swore I would not read this book because of the material involved, but after reading the first chapter, I was hooked. I hope more people read this book to understand what at first may be unimaginable as well as incomprehensible. Thank you for the illumination.
This story offers hope to all of us who suffer with issues of who we are and what we are to become. Steph's struggle with her own identity is well told and speaks to the reader on many levels of both emotional and intellectual areas. I appreciate the time and effort that was put into this work and the willingness to share it with others. I congratulate and celebrate you for your courage and honesty. Thank you Steph.