Human Stories, Boldly Told
Laura Kiesel is a Boston freelance writer whose articles and essays have appeared in Salon, Orion, The Street, Earth Island Journal and Al-Jazeera America. She is currently completing a collection of personal essays, "The Drug Addict's Daughter."
He was an addict, a thief and a perpetual prisoner. He was also my hero.
One of the hardest things about being a seven-year-old with a drug-addicted mother was realizing why my money and most prized possessions slowly went missing.
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