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Sheila Allee

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I knew since elementary school that I wanted to be a writer. In fact, I joined my first writers group with classmates when I was 10 years old. In high school, I got interested in journalism and majored in that field in college. I was a journalist for 12 years and I have to credit journalism with providing my early training in the basics of writing.

My latest book is My Father's Eyes, a memoir about the friendship I had with an uncle who had a profound intellectual disability and who was locked in an institution for decades.

My first book was Texas Mutiny: Bullets, Ballots and Boss Rule. It is a true crime about a political assassination that happened in the 1950s.

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Sheila Allee I plow through it. I was fortunate earlier in my career in that I worked for The Associated Press. It was fast-paced and I wrote 2,000 or more words a…moreI plow through it. I was fortunate earlier in my career in that I worked for The Associated Press. It was fast-paced and I wrote 2,000 or more words a day for eight years. It was produce copy or get fired, day in and day out. Most of the time when I get stuck, I just start writing. It might be terrible prose, but at least I'm getting words on the page. I can clean it up later. (less)
Sheila Allee Being a writer means you get to learn, learn, learn. And that is so important to me. Learning makes life worth living. The other best thing is that wr…moreBeing a writer means you get to learn, learn, learn. And that is so important to me. Learning makes life worth living. The other best thing is that writing gives me a sense of peace, a sense of knowing that I'm doing what I was put here to do. (less)
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My wounded healer

He was “my beloved friend, the most vulnerable of all people I have ever known and at the same time the most powerful.” — Henri Nouwen, Sabbatical Journey

I’ve been reading Henri Nouwen’s Sabbatical Journey, the published journal of the final year of his life. It’s a powerful read – one that has given me lots of thought-provoking and journal-provoking material.

If you’re not familiar with Nouwen, he

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“The reality that the (intellectually disabled) person is a version of myself is one from which so much can be learned and gained, and yet, it is a reality which most people deny and try to escape from.”
Wolf Wolfensberger

“What we need to make a more decent society is not a few Splendid Samaritans but millions of Minimally Decent Samaritans.”
J. David Smith, Ignored, Shunned, and Invisible: How the Label Retarded Has Denied Freedom and Dignity to Millions

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