Junk Editors Talking Trash with Theo Nestor

We recently sat down with Theo Nestor, author of How to Sleep Alone in a King Size Bed and all around sharp cookie, to talk about Junk on her blog, Writing is My Drink. We discuss how the idea for the journal came about, where we want it to go, and many other interesting bits.

Here is a little taste:

Theo: I really like Holly’s piece about the addict being the noun and those around the addict being the adjectives and your piece about fatherhood. Have you found it challenging to be open about how addiction has impacted your life?  (One reason I ask is that I’ve also written about this topic for print but haven’t written about it online.  Online feels scary to me, like it’s forever and anyone can access it at anytime, which of course is also exciting.)

Holly: I find that, ironically, my self-esteem increases when I share who I am and where I have been, through my writing. When I am most honest about myself, a giddy sense of authenticity overtakes me. When I hide who I am and where I’ve been, I am safer from recrimination and criticism, but feel crippled by weakness and insecurity.

Check it out.

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