Little Wild Thang: A Diary

Little Wild Thang: A Diary


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Little Wild Thang: A Diary by Lydia Joyner, Stefanie Storm

Little Wild Thang is Lydia Joyners big debut. After years of speaking about her story and raising awareness on issues surrounding mental illness, rape, murder, homelessness, poverty, foster care, prostitution, and suicide, Lydia has created a raw and humorous coming-of-age diary using real excerpts from her own diaries, fantasies, and foster care files. Through pop culture, events in history, and her child's tongue, Lydia gives you the full she-bang of what it was like to grow up in the 1980's with such atrocities in an enchanting land on the Space Coast of Florida, where she fought with will and fire to reunite with her mother, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Imagination was endless as astronauts shoot to the moon and mermaid dreams come true, but hell on earth existed. Be prepared to go on a little girl's journey with unyielding determination and perseverance to make it through the hurricanes to a brighter horizon.
Warning: This ain't no ordinary diary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523363384
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2015
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Lydia Joyner is an American artist, writer, and speaker that grew up in the foster care system. After years of speaking about her story and creating art to bring change and inspire, Lydia took 18 years worth of foster care files, mental health documents, diary entries, and memorabilia from her life and turned it into a 3-part diary to give you the full she-bang of the invisible world she grew up in. Lydia Joyner has spoken and given immersive storytelling experiences to audiences such as: the United Nations, The Harmony Institute, Columbia University, Envision, IFP, Brevard Family Partnership, The Children's Home Society, The Kansas Youth Advocacy, Alabama's State Leadership Conference, and more. Lydia Joyner has been in the media and given beautiful press through Radical Media's THNKR youtube channel, Filmmaker's Magazine, Wired Magazine,, The Washington Post, The Florida Today, Fostering Families, and Foster Focus. Currently Lydia is working on the second book to Little Wild Thang. She is also touring part 1, speaking, and collaborating to bring change and awareness of issues surrounding her story such as: rape, murder, suicide, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, adoption, addiction, and prostitution.

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