2015 was a difficult year for me. It got especially gruesome at the end to the point where I didn’t think I’d live to see this year.
This is why Bailey’s character is so important to me. She is an amalgam of the many women I’ve met throughout life who have been hurt and have struggled with that hurt. She also might be my most complex character to date because she has to come into her own in the middle of exploring a new relationship. Kellen is the first of his kind in Bailey’s life, and figuring him out will prove to be more difficult than she realizes.
I’ll be dedicating “The Woman He Wanted” to all of you, all of us, who have lived and died a million times over while wearing a smile. The women who took years to find their voice, and those who are still searching. The women who were stripped of their identity and left damaged, but still somehow managed to fight their way back to sentience.
I love you and I’m here for you. Always.