“Your poetry is all at the same time astonishingly truthful, gritty, and uplifting. While I was moved to tears at some passages, the clear message of exhorting one to be their best selves was palpable.

Any person who wishes to read Cotton should be prepared to experience passion, confusion, desperation, anguish, and finally, determination — that the world can and should be an equal place for all people. What a thought provoking volume — I look forward to the day where your words inspire an entire generation of people to change the world!”

Linda Larson, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.