Bio of Kay Forristal: I was born in Listowel, Co Kerry in 1954, the youngest of 10 children. Up to the age of 4, I had a beautiful childhood. I suffered severe bullying from the age of 4 until I left school at 16.
I deleted those memories but they began to resurface when I was in my thirties through a series of snapshots and broken dreams. Eventually, I sought professional help. I awoke one morning and wrote my first poem, called "Wolf in Nun's Clothing." That was the start of a deluge of poetry recalling very sad and very beautiful memories of my past.
The journey would take 7 years of therapy. I published my memoir called Dancing on The Edge in 2004. R.T.E made a documentary of my life story for the Would You Believe Series in 2006.
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