Meeting Robyn

Meeting Robyn

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Overview

Meeting Robyn is the powerful, true story of a young mother raised in a traditional household, and her struggle to accept her only child's confusion with his sexual identity.

Compounding the problem, Gloria, his mother, has her own conflicts. Does she live the conventional life of her family tradition or pursue her dreams of an acting career?

Her little boy, Robert, haunted by urges that are decidedly female, feels trapped in his male body. Forced to conceal his inner torment, Robert endures pain and isolation, as he ultimately becomes Robyn, finding at last, his /her true identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937690380
Publisher: White Bird Publications
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Gloria Parker was born in 1950, at what was the beginning of one of the most changing of times for women. She braved her way through home-economics classes, learning to cook and sew, training for marriage. But for her, the 60’s presented the possibility of having it all, marriage and a stimulating career. She achieved both goals, becoming a wife and a moderately successful actress.
Between takes and marriages, Gloria further expressed her creativity through writing, called to it by her love for words. She wrote WOMEN’S GYM, a play about the California body obsession, and then RIVER BED MOTEL, a heart-wrenching story of displaced persons making their home at the edge of a river. She went on to work writing for a TV series and served as editor of one of the largest directories in the music industry.
Her fondest dream, however, was to write the story about her child’s struggles and ultimate triumphs, but could not find a proper voice, until her dear friends, Frank (Angela’s Ashes) and Ellen McCourt, were visiting one weekend. She proffered a draft of Robyn’s story for Frank to read. He recognized her skill and the profound impact of her poignant memories and encouraged her to find the voice in which to now shares Robyn’s transformative story.

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