Author: Angela Townsend

Unshrunk

Issue 12 | Summer 2024 |

    Gretchen was a formality. In 1991, responsible endocrinologists would not put eleven-year-olds on insulin pumps without a prior psychiatric evaluation. I was delighted by the prospect. I had been my mother’s appendage from Psychology 101 through graduate school. We learned about authoritative parenting and Californians who thought they were Christ. I told my …