Gail Hovey

Writer and Editor

“No Easy Victories tells the compelling stories behind the U.S. anti-apartheid movement in the voices of those who were there. It reminds us that movements emerge over time, built on hard work by movement foot soldiers and on personal networks that bridge generations and continents.” –Danny Glover, actor, activist, chair of TransAfrica Forum

“Gail Hovey’s memoir is harrowing and haunting. Searingly honest, full of terrible truths, She Said God Blessed Us shows us, in agonizing truth, the effects of sexual abuse in her church. Hovey’s story shines a light on a history some would prefer to remain untold—but in so doing, helps us all continue our search for justice, and for grace.” Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of Good Boy and She’s Not There.

“Gail Hovey’s brave and honest book, She Said God Blessed Us: A Life Marked by Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Church, shows us that clergy who abuse can also be women. This beautiful and yet haunting book is a must read for anyone concerned with stopping cycles of violence in our churches and institutions.” – Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary