Once I was walking from one chamber to the other in the capitol. I would look up in the gallery on the House side. As I was walking, a group tour came through. The guide said: “Oh, there is Senator Carter,” adding, “She’s the one who sings for us all the time.” She was referring to me. And I said, “Oh no, no. I’m Gordly.” And she said, “No, you’re Carter.” And I said, “No, I’m Gordly.” And a third time — a third time! — she told me that I was Carter.
In addition to the political struggles she chronicles in her book, Gordly also writes openly and honestly about her own battle with depression and the sexual abuse she experienced as a child. Gordly says she plans to write another book focused more on mental health issues in the future.
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