Chana Wilson

Award-winning author of the memoir Riding Fury Home.

Chana Wilson is an award-winning author, storyteller, and former radio host. Her memoir, Riding Fury Home, tells the story of the powerful, complicated bond between her mother and herself: from her childhood in the 50s with a suicidal mother, to discovering in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatment to “cure her,” to their shared exhilaration when they both come out in the women’s and gay liberation movements. Publishers Weekly wrote, “Wilson's memoir is as heartbreaking as it is uplifting. Through sharing her personal tale of forgiveness and unconditional love, Wilson breaks the silence on the trauma of oppression and the ecstasy of self-acceptance.”