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Diamonds Forged, Then Polished by Life

Stephanie Land was a single mom forced to work as a domestic to survive. Kelly Beard was raised by Christian fundamentalists and remembers the poverty, violence, neglect and shame. Today, the authors of "Maid" and "An Imperfect Rapture" reflect on their own life journeys and how their writing helped them find light at the end of the tunnel.

Kelly Beard

Kelly J. Beard practiced employment discrimination law in the Atlanta area for two decades. She was recognized as a Super Lawyer, a Star of Atlanta, and as one of the nation’s Preeminent Female Lawyers, and received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence for her service....

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Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through the Center for Community Change, and through the Economic Hardship Reporting Project....

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