Michele Leavitt, a high school dropout, adoptee, hepatitis C survivor, and former trial attorney, writes poetry and nonfiction. Her essays appear most recently in Guernica, Catapult, Sycamore Review, Grist, Hippocampus, and Narratively. Walk Away, her memoir of surviving violence, is a Kindle Single. In her day job, she helps women over 50 train for and find sustainable work. More at www.michelejleavitt.com and @Michele_Leavitt.