Another great example of the healing, therapeutic power of stitching. "I couldn't find an appropriate place to review the Subversive Cross Stitch book, so I'd like you to know how I feel about it. A little background- I am, to my core, an angry, vulgar punk rock feminist. I was raised by bikers and my mother's favorite story to retell about my childhood is when I got my first piece of mail and said 'Are you fucking with me?!' at about 2 years old. Over the past few years I have been living with an auto-immune disease that causes constant, widespread pain. A few weeks ago I was taken out of work and placed on short-term disability while my doctors and I try some new medications and therapies. I thought this to be the perfect opportunity to bust out my book and get cross stitching. I can't put into words how calming, helpful and therapeutic this has been for me. Finding something to distract me from my constant struggle, while still feeling like I haven't completely abandoned my punk rock roots. This is EXACTLY what I needed. So thank you. Thank you for being brilliant and awful and hilarious and vulgar! But mostly for sharing your amazing ideas and work with the world! With Great Appreciation, Jenn F. from Buffalo, NY"