“Tell or die. Telling for not dying. […] I was an animal endowed with reason, I did not ask for much, only for a place, a very small place, a place for a human being amongst other human beings; I did not want to lie, to pretend, to play, I wanted to live. I knew that I was not a man, and that I would never be simply a woman, and I understood that I would always be a subject of conversation…”
Sophie Simon was born in 1962 in Dijon. She has been writing for many years and now publishes this very personal text about her life at the edge of society.