Synopses & Reviews
"Award-Winning Finalist in the LGBTQ Non-Fiction category of the 2020 International Book Awards" My Choice Not to Choose details the coming out experience of, then, fourteen-year-old DarLuz and the emotional journey she's traveled to finding inner happiness. Along this journey, the author's mustered up the courage to overcome the traumas of abuse, the scars of domestic violence, and the loss of a brother, followed by the death of a father. DarLuz details the struggles of being torn between the shadows of her Baptist upbringing and developing her own spiritual connection. An extreme advocate of self-love, she stresses the importance of healing one's soul prior to seeking acceptance within the family.My Choice Not to Choose was written with the hope that not only members of the LGBTQ community, but also their loved ones will learn the importance of unconditional love. A love that can only be expressed once we practice true forgiveness, patience, and tolerance. This type of love has the power to change a person's life. Even greater, this type of love has the power to change the world.The empowering message of this book can be shared with fellow LGBTQ peers, family members of people who identify as LGBTQ, or the reader who's curious as to why someone would "choose" to identify as LGBTQ when life in the straight lane seems easier, conventional, and politically correct.