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Every True PleasureLGBTQ Tales of North Carolina$
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Wilton Barnhardt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001

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Without a Word

Without a Word

Chapter:
(p.145) Without a Word
Source:
Every True Pleasure
Author(s):
Zelda Lockhart
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0014

In the personal essay Without a Word, Zelda Lockhart describes her journey to discovering her sexuality and finding peace, happiness, self-love, and new relationships despite the troubles she faced along the way, including an abusive childhood, rejection from the first girl she loved, her beloved gay brother's death from AIDS, and estrangement from her family (especially her mother) due to her own sexuality.

Keywords:   Without a Word, Zelda Lockhart, personal essay, lesbian, rejection, abusive childhood, AIDS, death, mother, estrangement

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