I have a lot of things to say, but not about me as my world does not revolve around me, myself, and I. Although, I can claim I am the proud Mother of two and grandmother of three. I am a person. I am real. I bleed the same as YOU. I walk through life, waking and sleeping, eyes wide open; celebrating each and every breath I am gifted, I search for that which is invisible and weeping for exposure. This is my wish for YOU: LIFE. LOVE. PEACE. HAPPINESS. VISIBILITY. Then I am complete. Only then will I know my writing was not vain. Only then.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of three, I remember watching my Mother scribble on sheets of unmarked stationery. I thought she was a magician; the idea she could create and communicate with the flick of her wrist language that existed in her mind and imagination. The thought her scribbles could breathe life into that which laid dormant. The reality they could transport unconscious thoughts into the conscious realm of here and now. There and then. This dimension, that dimension. Out of the questionability into the reasonability. The probabilities mesmerized me so as soon as I learned what the squiggly lines were, I picked up a pencil and wrote her a note of gratitude.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Originally from a small town in the Mid-west, I relocated to California and scored employment as a personal assistant to the wife of an American media mogul, philanthropist, and heir on Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest people in the world. My encounter under their employment and the revelations of their règime and entitlement thereof sent me down a rabbit hole, questioning their sanity and that of my own. Ten years ago, they left me in the street for dead. The last chapter details my struggle after a craniotomy for sanity, normality, and my own identity. The reason I wrote ‘Immunity’: when asked by prosecutors why they left me in the street for dead, the response was, “Who gives a fuck about Donna LeClair. She isn’t anybody.” My name is Donna LeClair. I am not an American media mogul, philanthropist or heir on Forbes 400 list, but I am a person. I can think. I have a voice. I have rights, and none of us are immune from the law and ALL OF US are entitled to a life worthy of respect, peace, and love. My name is Donna LeClair and I am the author of Immunity.
In a world where the WHO recently reported that 1 in 3 Women worldwide are victims of violence, I hope this book is a crucial opening for other women to tell their personal stories on the devastating emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual impact of Interpersonal Violence on their and their children's lives. Her voice is unique, personal, and empowering. You will not be the same.
In her memoir author, Donna LeClair scrutinizes the illusion, entitlement, and immunity of wealthy political notables herds immortalize in tabloids and idolize by tracking that which they believe the gospel. This is their reality, her reality and a declaration of honorably truth.