May 03: The Fruit You’ll Never See – A Memoir of Overcoming Shame
Born into Addiction & Sex Trafficking, Gail Brenner Nastasia Has Learned to Embrace Her History
Growing up the daughter of a of a heroin addict is one thing. Gail Brenner Nastasia was also the niece of a woman who brokered deals for men who liked sex with young girls – including the author as a young child.
We discuss the search for Gail’s identity and sense of belonging, as a child and adult, and what kept her going. How she pushed through law school and went on to become a successful criminal defense attorney. And talking of that, why a defense attorney and not a prosecutor, considering all she’d endured as a child? The answer might surprise you.
About Gail Brenner Nastasia
Gail Brenner Nastasia received her MFA from Emerson college and is currently working on her second book, while continuing to practice law.Continue reading