Kristen Mae is a novelist, freelancer, and blogger who lives on the Atlantic coast of Florida with her husband, two children, and a fuzzy, giant-eared little dog named Gizmo. She is a classically trained violist, an avid runner and yogi, an artist, and a sexual abuse survivor. She drinks coffee like it’s water and isn’t sorry about it.
So what is “Abandoning Pretense”?
It started off as a blog, but it’s become much more than that. Abandoning Pretense is a community where women (and a few awesome men who are totally secure in their sexuality) can feel free to be honest about their struggles with marriage, parenthood, and life. It is a place where we can all finally abandon pretense.
Kristen mainly writes about parenting, ADHD, women’s issues, and marriage. The goal of Abandoning Pretense is to encourage community members to do away with the mind-numbing–and total bullshit–small-talk, white lies, half-truths, and exaggerations that we’re expected to feed one another every day.