OUTsider: Crossing Borders. Breaking Rules. Gaining Pride.
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Sharing firsthand recollections of how Ruth Marimo’s status has been used as a weapon by employers, greedy predators, and even her own husband, she weaves a tale that is both personal and universal. Living as an undocumented immigrant, she details the daily struggles to survive as a health-care worker and to thrive as a wife and mother. Complicating matters, for decades Marimo had denied her true identity as a lesbian woman. OUTsider chronicles the journey of Ruth Marimo, who traveled from Africa to the United States, from abused wife to an out lesbian activist, from a life of fear to one filled with joy. Her trek from the shadows of uncertainty and shame into the bright light of self-acceptance and fulfillment is a story that is richly rewarding and uniquely compelling.
6 x 9, 264 pages
Women immigrants–United States–Biography
Victims of family violence–United States–Biography
Gay and Lesbian Studies
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