Michele Dominguez Greene is the author of Keep Sweet and Chasing the Jaguar. She is active in numerous writing and literacy workshops with inner city kids throughout Southern California, and speaks regularly at conferences around the country. She has published articles in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, and Cuerpo Magazine, and has had a long-standing, successful career as an actress, appearing in television, film, and theater. She lives in Los Angeles.BECOME A FAN
A. I started reading about the FLDS years ago and was stunned and outraged that young girls, American citizens in the U.S., are living in these communities where they have no control over their own lives. And that these groups operate openly, under the eye of law enforcement and our legal system....I still can't believe it! And since our government seems quite timid about actually going after these groups and putting an end to these illegal activities and human rights violations, I realized that it falls to the writers and the readers to make a change. I think it also opens up a lot of questions about self-determination, personal freedom, having choices and just being recognized as a whole human being with an intellect and a will and dreams....girls living in the FLDS are denied so many of those things and it's good to have a story open up our perspective on life. How it is and how it could be in different circumstances. And of course, I hope young readers want to get involved and help bring some positive change, to help the young people trapped in these communities. It will take young people speaking up, it always does!