If you are surviving any form of trauma, do yourself a favor and read Hung Like A Seahorse by my friend Quinn Fountain. I was fortunate to have met Quinn during my last visit to Santa Fe and my life journey is forever changed just having met him. I get to help him celebrate his "survival of 50 years of childhood" this fall in Santa Fe, meet all his peeps, and hopefully get his signature in my book. Now THAT is cool.
This book is incredible. I thought I could read it in a couple of hours in one sitting. WRONG! I needed breaks to process the highs and lows Quinn writes about. The book has a way of wrapping its arms around you and helping you feel protected against your own demons. When you talk to Quinn, that's the vibe he emits, too! This book is as therapeutic as it is a portrait of Quinn's journey.
Here's a blurb and some reviews from Amazon
We each have a story, and we are not our story. So many of us get trapped by thinking we are less than others or unlovable or that we should not be taking up space altogether. This book will remind you that you are here for a reason. Quinn tells about the nitty-gritty of his journey of healing work to recover from childhood trauma and multiple addictions, and his full acceptance of being transgender.
In this book you will:
• Gain a Sense of Freedom to Be Who You Truly Are
• Feel Inspired and Encouraged to Shine Your Light More Brightly
• Learn How to Set Yourself Free and Give Others Permission to Do the Same
• Discover Ways to Share Your Beautiful, Ever-Evolving Authentic Self With the World
“Quinn's journey is the epitome of authenticity. May all who read this book be encouraged, emboldened, and emancipated from bondage into the freedom of their Essential Self.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Spiritual Liberation and Life Visioning
"This book is funny, heartbreaking, inspiring, and transformational." – Eliot Laurence, Producer, Screenwriter of Claws and Welcome to Me
“Hung Like a Seahorse is not just about the transgender experience, it is about the human experience and how we can move beyond our limitations to understand each other better.” – Jillian Brasch, Occupational Therapist, Author of The Last Gifts
"Not since reading Conundrum has there been such a courageous, powerful, and insightful telling of a trans child coming of age with the multitude of challenges one must face! – G. Sterling Zinsmeyer, Executive Producer of the Opera, Fellow Travelers, and the Award-Winning Film, Latter Days