Her focus is on helping her readers begin to heal.
By allowing the reader to view the world through the standpoint of The Other, they come to see the interconnectedness we all share.
Her writing is clear, moving, poignant, and compelling.
I Trusted You: Fully and Honestly Speaking of Gendered Assault (paperback) (Kindle) uses memoir, poetry, and social science fact to show us the way to heal – as individuals and as a society (to move from violence-prone to violence-free) – offering hope and illuminating the way forward. (Philadelphia: Lifting Consciousness Press. ISBN-13: 978-0984822614). 2012.
The Real Gay Agenda: Understanding What Gay (and Trans) People Want ~ And Why. What are the common experiences of people who identify as part of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer-identified sexual minority? How do they come to identify as different? And how do they reconcile their minority identities with the (overwhelmingly) straight and (often) religious ‘majority’ identities of the households in which they are raised? What attitudes and kinds of treatment do they meet with in the wider worlds of work and school and (where applicable) religious community? What barriers to full equality remain today? Is the U.S., in all but a few religious spaces, “beyond the closet?” Or, in this pluralistic democracy, do LGBTQI people still face personal and institutional prejudice and discrimination? Is there a “gay agenda?” And if so, what is on that agenda? What do gay (and trans) people want ~ and why? (Philadelphia: Lifting Consciousness Press. Forthcoming – 2013).
Turn Your Life Around! Expand Your Use of ‘The Secret’ & Manifest Intentionally in Every Area of Your Life (paperback) (Kindle) (Nook/Other eBook) is a gem in the positive thinking/law of attraction literature, helping the reader see the larger picture of his/hir/her own life and the areas that can benefit from a steady application of possibility principles. It addresses the fact that we do not all engage life on a level-playing field; then shares how, step-by-step, to make the principles of positive focus work in EVERY area of your life. (Philadelphia: Lifting consciousness Press. ISBN-13: 978-0984822607). 2011.
Academic work also by Dr. Sullivan:
Pathways into Social Movement Activism, Altruism, and Self-Interest: The LGBT and Marriage Movement in New Jersey. This study looks at the factors 66 gay male and lesbian informants reported as foundational to their work as activists, and at the question of whether or not they situated their present-day activism more in a concern for the welfare of others (altruism) or in the desire to gain equal civil rights and legal protections for themselves, their spouses, and their co-parented children (modified self-interest).(Dissertation. Philadelphia: Temple University. UMI:3457949). 2011.
Intrinsically Disordered or Gay by God? “Intrinsically Disordered” or “Gay by God?” The Negotiation of Sexual and Spiritual Identity in Progressive Religious Sites. (How Gay People Reconcile Their Sexuality and Their Spirituality). This study looks at the negotiation of sexual and religious identity conflict – for gays and lesbians – in three gay-friendly religious sites: two theologically liberal and one theologically conservative. It found that theology was a better predictor of identity conflict resolution than attendance at a predominately gay-affirming religious site, denomination of childhood, or the timing of identification as religious or gay. (Candidacy Research Paper. Philadelphia: Temple University). 2004.
Formally Still invisible, Informally Still Demeaned: Challenging Lesbian and Gay Inequalities in Education. Review of Debbie Epstein (ed.). A review of a book by Debbie Epstein on the passage of Section 28 of the Local Government Act, 1986, England, forbidding the dissemination of information on non-heterosexual sexuality in public schools and colleges. (Journal of Lesbian Studies. 6(1):163-166). 2002.
Poetry by N.D. Rosechild:
I Trusted You; I Am the Japanese Picture Bride; Tears; You Bind Our Minds; The Only Present; The Better Man; They Call It Post-Traumatic. In I Trusted You: Fully & Honestly Speaking of Gendered Assault. (Philadelphia: Lifting Consciousness Press. ISBN-13: 978-0984822614). 2012.
The Artist Wars. In Poetry Ink: The Tenth Anniversary Anthology. (Philadelphia: Plan B Press. p.102). 2006.
I Remember Life Before the Storm. In The Parable Creative Writing and Arts Journal. (Ambler, PA: Temple University. p.1). 2006.
Soft Face Bending Over Crib. In The Women’s Studies Newsletter. (Pomona, NJ: The Richard Stockton College of NJ). 2001.