Grotesquely Ravishing is a sordid tale of drugs, sex, and growing up in the Midwest. Life comes fast and hard, forcing us to grow up before we are ready, mentally and physically. A parade of experiences chronicles this awkward transition and stop- and- go inspiration. Laying the soul bare takes courage. Perhaps this is why I write. Perhaps I need others to understand what I went through, and how I became the person I am today. Regardless, it’s not for me to say. That task falls on you.