There was a time that I didn’t feel safe in my own home. Every night before bed, after I’d tested the doorknob to make sure it was locked, I lodged a kitchen chair securely under it. It wasn’t the neighborhood.
Sue Sanders' essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Brain, Child and Parents, among others. Her first book, Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore, a collection of essays, will be published in May by The Experiment.