The intent behind Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself is directly in its title. The purpose (meaningful and personal) doesn’t stray from this regard. It is a collection of essays that Tsara Shelton had scattered throughout the Internet in her effort to assist struggling parents and those who may love someone with autism.

Shelton spends her time nestled in the goodness of nature, actively appreciating the world in which she lives. Through her stories, Shelton opens up vulnerable wounds, sharing with us her journey through relationships and the fathering of her multiracial boys while, also, owning her mistakes and conviction to forever learn. Spinning in Circles reads to me more like journalling, as if Shelton forgot that the collection would be in the hands of strangers throughout the world. I often praised her bravery, unable to fathom how anyone could be so candid in their darkest moments. It made me imagine about her day-to-day life and interactions — with those she loves closely and those who are simply passing by. Continue reading “Spinning In Circles And Learning From Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up by Tsara Shelton”