Elizabeth McCain, “A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love” (Crystal Heart Imprints, 2020)

Settle back for a wild ride through a Southern lesbian's life of soul-searching, rule-breaking, and truth-telling. This belle's kind of coming out was not what her traditional Mississippi family expected. How does she recover from family estrangement in the midst of her career as a psychotherapist? How does she find lasting love and a family-of-choice? From her last boyfriend suggesting she become a lesbian, to coming out to the church ladies at her mama's funeral, these true stories will touch your heart, give you hope, and make you laugh out loud. Based on Elizabeth McCain's award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love (Crystal Heart Imprints, 2020) provides story medicine for your soul. It is filled with Southern charm and drama, as well as triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell.

Originally from Mississippi, Elizabeth McCain is a transformational storyteller, spiritual counselor, story coach, and shamanic interfaith minister. She supports women and LGBTQ+ people in expressing and reframing their stories of loss and transition. Elizabeth has written and performed an award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., which has entertained and inspired people from all walks of life. Whether counseling, coaching, performing, or ministering, she believes that sharing stories in community touches hearts, provides story medicine for the soul, and changes the world. Elizabeth lives in the Washington DC area with her spouse and their two dogs.

John Marszalek III is a host of the podcast Queer Voices of the South on the LGBTQ+ Channel of the New Books Network. Follow our podcast on Twitter: @voices_south

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