12 days ago
Today is the anniversary of #allbetternow out in the world. In characteristic bad luck, I deleted my last post announcing this, but in uncharacteristically good luck, today is also #internationalwomensday and #braininjuryawarenessmonth so today’s what it’s all about! My favorite part of the ALL BETTER NOW journey has been speaking to so many different groups about so many different aspects of my story. I’ve presented at conferences for others with brain injuries. I’ve spoken to groups of other sexual abuse survivors. I’ve taught about telling your story to students writing personal essays, to other potential memoirists, to self-proclaimed “ordinary people” who want to record their personal history. I’ve connected with so many people; heard so many stories. Lately I’ve been especially loving my school visits, ranging from classes of fifth graders to university students. I still have some days open for more visits this spring, so if you’re an educator and are interested in putting something together, I’d love to hear from you. I never thought I’d be lucky enough to share my story in this way, but the last three years have followed the old writer maxim:, “surprising, yet inevitable.” Thank you to everyone who has supported me, and ALL BETTER NOW, in our surprising, inevitable adventure.