Kordale Lewis, Gay Dad From Viral Photo, Releases Memoir, 'Picture Perfect?'
Kordale Lewis--who along with his fiancé, Kaleb, gave us one of our favorite photos ever--has released a memoir, Picture Perfect?, which answers many of the questions that were raised after the photo went viral and explores Kordale's experiences growing up and now as one half of a gay couple raising children.
Kordale spoke with The Huffington Post; here's an excerpt from their chat:
Why did you decide to write the memoir?
Truthfully, I never thought that I would write a memoir at such a young age; I never thought that I would write one at all. After speaking with close friends, as well as my fiancé, they encouraged me to share my story because they knew about my abuse, my Dad’s incarceration and my mother’s drug addiction. After going viral, I took that as a great opportunity to let the world into my life. I decided that openness and honesty might be helpful to others. While we were confronted with so much negativity, initially we chose to focus on the positive remarks about our lives and how we raise our children. Letting people into our lives will help shed light on our beautiful home life and hopefully counter negative attitudes about homosexuals and raising children. I believe my book will help the average person overcome obstacles life throws at you. This book WILL help people achieve a better understanding of the gay community as well as the life Kaleb and I live. Kaleb and I are more than thankful for the people who have taken interest in us and our story. Just wait, there is more to come!
We're looking forward to reading Picture Perfect?!
The book is available on available in both print and digital versions on most online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and Apple. You can also visit the Kordale Lewis's website, here, for more information.
Will you be checking it out, Instincters?