Joanna Eleftheriou is author of the essay collection This Way Back. Her essays appear in Crab Orchard Review, Arts and Letters, The Common, and Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America. A contributing editor at Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Joanna holds a PhD in English from the University of Missouri and teaches at Christopher Newport University and the Writing Workshops in Greece. Drop In with us as Joanna talks about identity -- personal, political, and sexual -- and reconciling who she really is with generations of tradition, religious codes of honour, the desire to please, be loved and approved, and all within time-bound family, if patriarchal, bonds. Will she liberate herself to be more than just the perfect, accomplished adult and loving daughter? And how does she do it with sensitivity and insight? How does she communicate to family & resonate authentically with readers? Find out from the author as she recounts the beautiful yet painful saga.