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Curved spine, my metaphor for life.

by offkilter on May 31, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My scoliosis became the "frame" for the way I look at life: twists, turns, discomfort and frequent readjustments. This is the first picture in which I actually wanted my spinal curve to show. I face a curved path into the future, on the cover of my memoir, Off Kilter, published in 2008 by Pearlsong Press, turning a so-called "deformity" into my writing voice.


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