Bad NDNS: Inmate #A-93223: In the San Quentin of My Mind

by Deborah A. Miranda


My father abused women.

This was my first thought when a Native woman contacted me to ask about a prominent Native male writer’s history as a sexual harasser.

My second thought was for the writer’s immediate family, his wife, his children.

If there’s one thing I know, it’s how a father’s sins follow his children like a storm
cloud, waiting to burst when they least expect it.



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Bad NDNS: Inmate #A-93223: In the San Quentin of My Mind

  • If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. —Barry Lopez, in Crow and Weasel

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