My name is Jessie.  I am eight years old.  I am never, ever touched.  No pats on the head.  No bedtime hug.  No hand to hold when I cross the street.  One day, I broke a boy’s nose when he tried to hug me.  Another day, my eyes leaked water when I watched a mother hold her little girl.   I was here too, but nobody saw. This is my story.  Will you see me?  Are you ready?

“Forget Me Not” is a story about the effects of severe touch deprivation on one eight year old little girl  named Jessie.   It is available at bookstores and Amazon.

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