Writer, wife and mother. Kim Michele Richardson spent nine years in the “care” of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in her native Kentucky in the 1960s. That grim experience and her subsequent legal action against the nuns are the subjects of her book The Unbreakable Child.
She has been an active community worker doing volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity and a local shelter for the homeless, as well as helping younger students with reading and writing. The Unbreakable Child is her first book.
The Unbreakable Child excerpt.
Sister Charlie died the week I turned seven. Hate killed her, or so I’d heard. Whether it was hers or my own, I wasn’t quite sure.
For three days the nuns herded us into the Chapel to visit her body. And for two hours on each of those days, I knelt before dead Sister Charlie and worried about Hell.
Hers and mine.
October 1st 2010
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