altoBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingFlight paramedic turned MFA creative non fiction grad. HIV researcher. ENFP. poetry, memoir, intersectionality, photography, art, dogs. https://allanrae.comAug 5, 2016Maria Opens the DoorRick Benger836Thanks for this, Rick Benger.As a graduate of a primarily workshop centered MFA with a mentor supervised creative thesis, the truth of this piece is both refreshing and eerily accurate.