Artwork by Jordan Sondler

My fourteenth year was the worst. At the time, I lived in a small town in the smallest state. An everybody-knows-and-exploits-each-other’s-business kind of place. I remember being not much older than 10 and blurting out to a friend’s mom, “Didn’t your husband cheat on you?” I might carry the shame of that for the rest of my life.

But there was a fun side to living where everyone knows your name, because everyone knew my dad. We would go to rent a movie, in the teal Porsche he took out of the garage four times a year, and someone would…

Jordan Sondler

Author, illustrator and mental health advocate living in Brooklyn. Feel It Out is available wherever books are sold. @jordansondler

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