Ryan Rae Harbuck made the brave decision to live at age 16, and 25 years later made the courageous decision to share her story. She doesn’t have all the answers, and she is still figuring out life like the rest of us, but her journey is one we can all learn from, and open our view to struggles different than our own.
author of Discovering My Scars
INTERVIEW: Ryan Rae Harbuck, Author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Chair
Interview by Lara Lillibridge, Hippocampus Magazine (April 2023)
Lara Lillibridge: I had all these notes of things I wanted to talk about, and then I went to your website and saw you self-published this! I had no idea. So I have so many questions about that.
Ryan Rae Harbuck: I’m glad you had no idea.
LL: None at all. I reviewed your book for Mom Egg Review, back in September, but that wasn’t the first time I heard of it. I saw your book all over social media—you really got the word out.
But let’s start with the actual writing of the book. Your book has so much grace for your parents, and even friends that I would not particularly have much grace for.