It made sense that these stories would have their own place–not lost in one post of one Carnival. Each takes it’s own twists, with different emphasis on different life events. Some were conducted over e-mail, others late night chats or forum. Questions followed a loose interview outline to the extent they reflected each person’s story. I’ve maintained as much of the author’s original voice as possible–phrasing, grammar, punctuation style.
Thank you a million times over to the wimmin who offered their time and shared their stories. Your unique perspectives fascinate me as I’m sure they will others.