Kent Madden

Kent Madden

Kent Madden received his MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. He is currently working on a memoir that features consciousness, queerness, spirituality, and transformation. He lives with his spouse David in the Desert Southwest.

Dusty and Me

Essay

“My son Dusty was twenty and I was forty-six when I realized I was not, and had never been, the straight female that I presented to the world. The cultural fabric of South Dakota, where I grew up, was hostile to the very essence of my secret identity as male.”