So many of us feel drawn to writing a memoir as a way to process through a difficult event. Writing is one of the most powerful ways to examine and reshape our internal narratives, and it can be a path to healing, as well as an act of service to others. Today's guest wrote her memoir for just those very reasons.
Ann Batchelder is an ordinary mom with a career in arts administration and communications. When her teenage daughter became depressed, Ann's world seemed to fall apart. As she desperately tried to understand her child's bulimia and later drug addiction, Ann turned to writing to cope with her emotions. Her debut memoir, Craving Spring, is about her journey as a traumatized mother and how the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone helped her to rebuild her relationship with her daughter—and with herself. Ann is a passionate advocate for recognizing women's wisdom and reducing the stigma around depression and addiction.
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