When you’re teaching creative nonfiction, it helps to have written about your life in a very open way, because you can say, ‘Look, how much are you willing to risk emotionally to write? How careful can you be with the other people you’re writing about?’
My students know I have a life, they know I've written about my life. They know some detail, probably more than they know about their physics teacher, but I would've told them anyway!
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Were I to put myself on… one of those online dating things, I would not include in my profile that I’m regularly hospitalized for psychosis. But I do know that when I get really bad, there is a place for me to go where I will feel better.
My relationships with both my mother and father are good. We spent several difficult years hashing over the problems and the past, and worked out a fairly solid middle ground. I wouldn’t say my relationship with either of them – they’re no longer together – is exactly typical, but that would be difficult after all we went through.
It’s really interesting to me how all of us can experience the exact same event, and yet come away with wildly disparate interpretations of what happened. We each have totally different ideas of what was said, what was intended, and what really took place.
I do have faith. I don’t have faith that a God exists, nor do I have faith that one does not; I have absolute faith that I do not know, cannot know, am only human, am an infinitesimal creature packed onto a cramped planet crowded with seven billion bodies, and as many yearning hearts, and as many questioning minds.
I have a type of bipolar that swings up and down all day long. There are significant mood swings within a day, within a week, within a month. I go through at least four major episodes a year. That’s really the definition of bipolar rapid cycle. But I have ultra-rapid, so I have tiny little episodes all day long.
|Birth:||4th April, 1974|
Marya Hornbacher is the only child of Jay and Judy Hornbacher, professional theatre actors and directors. When Hornbacher was fifteen years old, she was accepted into the prestigious arts boarding school Interlochen. She later enrolled in the University of Minnesota and started writing for the university's student newspaper The Minnesota Daily. In the fall of 1992, she entered college at American University in Washington D.C. She eventually obtained her Master's Degree from the New College of California.
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