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Voice for the Silent Fathers
by Eddie K. Wright
In his memoir, Eddie shares his story of becoming a father at 18 years old who realized his son was showing ‘stereotypical’ signs of being gay while still in diapers. Spending most of his adult life engulfed in the street gangster/hip-hop culture where this subject was not only hushed but deeply frowned upon, he gives us the voice for what’s been kept silent for far too long, confronting almost every aspect of this taboo topic. It took years for him to silently accept his son’s homosexuality himself, regardless of all the signs. When his son was five years old, his favorite color was pink and there was nothing Dad could do about it. By the age of fourteen; he was an internet sensation, dancing on YouTube building his fan base to guarantee his success when performing as a drag queen a few years later. Eddie addresses the questions most are scared to ask; Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? Parents will find comfort in reading that Eddie admits that his son’s feminine behaviors embarrassed him and he seriously contemplated abandonment, a choice that too many fathers feel they have to choose.
He shares witnessing the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled him aside, away from listening ears wanting to know the answers to these frequently asked questions, agonizing the possibilities that their son might be gay.
“Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? I’ve witnessed the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled me aside, away from listening ears, wanting to know the answers to their questions, analyzing the possibilities of why their son might be gay, some weren’t even sure that their sons were gay.
Mothers seem to be more liberal about their son’s decisions to choose what makes them happy in life, and most importantly, “who” they share their lives with. However, for fathers, nine times out of ten, the topic is taboo. Especially the fathers who I’ve met in Federal prison or on the opposite end of the spectrum working with celebrities in the entertainment business.
I can tell you this though, I never thought I would write a book and never a book on a topic like this, but life is funny that way. I found myself raising a son at 18 years old; I was still a kid myself, with a baby boy headed down that taboo highway. I was confused, frustrated, and angry at the world. “Why me?” I often thought in those early days… “Why has life thrown me this crazy curve ball?”…
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
First time author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and an inmate at a federal prison. His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of life, supports his conviction in his “Gangster to Guru” book series. The premier release “VOICE FOR THE SILENT FATHERS” details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his “No son of mine” mentality, by realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn’t easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and ‘laugh to keep from crying’ attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which means it’s for everyone!
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Thoughts from a reader
These delicate father son issues, so implicitly captured in Eddie’s writings, are relevant to a broad spectrum of societal issues beyond the “No son of mine” father of a gay man experience. In fact, the book gets to the real substance of human conflict which is our inability to accept and appreciate difference. The key word here is appreciation. The book offers an opportunity to consider acceptance in a way that extends grace, honor, support and recognition. When we are ungrateful, we are critical, blaming, and we use forms of rejection. Eddie’s experience of coming to the acceptance of his son provides hope for healing; a more practical response to conflict that allows dignity, respect and honor which overcomes criticism, blame, bigotry, and ultimately rejection. ~G. Holmes~
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Author Eddie K. Wright
Voice for the Silent Fathers
Topic: author’s choice of topic of choice
Can I really be at peace? Do I really experience the joy and happiness, evading a large majority of the free world while I’m in prison?
Maybe I’m delusional, fooling myself because I’m afraid to face the reality I’ve created.
For over 13 years, I’ve been locked up in a United States Federal Penitentiary. For almost 20 years, my mind was imprisoned with a gangster mentality, resulting in a 45 years sentence. Ouch!
Obviously, I had a lot of inner issues.
We all do.
I finally reached that stage of my life when I desired a change. Some might have thought that it was too late.
I was already charged under the old crack laws, with a mandatory minimum of 25 years for a non-violent offence.
Change for what?
“That ship sailed,” is what the nay sayers would claim. But it’s never too late for God.
Hold up! I’m not about to start bible thumping indoctrinated verses. That’s not what the Gangster Turned Guru does.
I’ll tell you God is real and your thoughts are the things of creative power, attracting the experiences of your inner thinking.
Now it took time and a process to gain this realization of truth. I was filled with doubt and anger, not wanting to accept any personal responsibility. But that’s the easy way to deal with our faults, blame others or fine something to distract us from reality. That’s the destructive pattern of thinking which resulted in the turmoil I’ve gotten all too used too.
Finally reaching the point where I had to try something new, I choose to figure this whole God/life thing out.
That’s exactly what the Gangster Turned Guru did, and I’ll tell you this, the fact that your alive means God has a meaning and purpose for your life. But it’s all up to you to make the choice to start receiving the blessings that you deserve.
There is a Universal Life Principal that works the same for everybody. Some are aware of how the principal operates, but most are not. In my ignorance, I misused the highest power I possess, the way that I think.
We are immersed in and surrounded by a creative energy that operates according to principals and laws that attract the sum total of what we think and believe.
That’s how life works.
Currently, your life is in the condition, weather good or bad, functional or dysfunctional, based upon God’s Universal Principals and laws. With mathematical precision, the manifestation of God’s expression is brought about through us in our independent application of how we think.
To experience happiness, and peace, with the abundance of life, we must think happy and peaceful thoughts.
The law will attract all that’s needed to correspond with the concrete idea we desire to attract. As long as the faith in God’s laws and principals remain in your heart, life will work for you, as you learn to trust and work with life.
It’s really that simple.
I’m in an environment that most would consider hell on earth, yet it’s not my outer conditions that dictate how I feel and what I experience. I choose to be conscious of my thoughts and emotions, knowing and understanding the power have in shaping my future.
Each day I wake up with an attitude of gratitude for life. I appreciate the hot clean water flowing from my sink, the electric lights illuminating my cell, the Colgate tooth paste to clean my mouth, the Vaseline lotion to moisturize my skin, the clothes I wear to work out in the gym and of course my first steaming cup of black coffee. These are a few everyday things to be grateful for that are easily ignored by most.
My appreciation for the small things, keeps me in tune with God, allowing the bigger blessings that are headed my way.
I’ve experienced the power of faith, trust and belief. I discovered the laws, learned how they work and applied them to my life.
I’m optimistic and expect positive results, even during moments that seem chaotic. I continue to trust in the law of good and somehow, some way, things always work out.
Being the first father to ever write about the relationship of having a gay son, came with an extra sense of responsibility to be able to get the message of what it means to love unconditionally, especially as a father.
I didn’t know the “how” to get my book published and spread the word. I relied on my faith first, that somehow “Voice For the Silent Fathers” would be brought to your attention.
Anyone reading this has just experienced evidence of God’s Universal laws… I’m grateful for that too!
Thanks for your support.
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