In this essay, the author describes a childhood and young adulthood shaped by her relationship with her father, a damaged man turned abuser. Ultimately gaining independence and a relative measure of safety after graduating from law school, the author finds herself drawn towards work as a public defender. By learning to advocate for her violent clients without accepting their behavior, the author begins to make peace with her father.
Mae C. Quinn,
Finding Power, Fighting Power (or The Perpetual Motion Machine),
20 Hastings Women's L. R. 245
Available at: https://repository.uchastings.edu/hwlj/vol20/iss2/5