What you’re born into doesn’t define what becomes of you. While I’m not a woman nor am I of mixed heritage nor was I born of rape, I’ve had to struggle with feeling like I didn’t belong or fit in, based on where I was from, how I looked or what I wasn’t.
The truth is we all have our own insecurities. Unbridled, those insecurities have the potential to become lifelong burdens that hinder healthy relationships and future endeavors, as seen in the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel.
The “wedding” in the title isn’t about the impending matrimony of Felona and Vin. It actually refers to the relationship between Felona and her mother. Until their relationship has been resolved and repaired, everything else for Felona will inevitably end in disaster.
Another aspect of “disaster” for Felona is her struggle with fitting in. She’d heard during all her impressionable years that she was a “fake white girl, an accidental baby and a bitch.” Unfortunately, her tragedy is not isolated to fiction.
Many women (and men) carry the burden of verbal abuse imposed by a parent or caregiver. Although this burden can be lifted and removed through proper counseling, the first step toward that healing is to acknowledge that it exists and where it was born.
the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel is tragic in that it addresses rape, abortion, euthanasia, infidelity and infertility, but there is hope in there too. I promise.
I look forward to you enjoying my second best-selling novel, the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel, and if you already have… thank you for reading.
~ Kenn Bivins