“Rock a Bye Baby” Reading
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.