Finding a Way to My Father Through ‘Peppermint Candy’
Could knowing his pain impart some truth to my understanding of my own life?
Peppermint CandyI want to go back.
child abusechild abuse
I want you to go back.
Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Find her bylines in The Washington Post, CNN, Eater and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.
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