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Apr. 30th, 2006

12:34 pm - intro

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hi-i'm a 36-yo survivor of incest & physical childhood abuse. i'm starting an art journal based on Sarah ban Breathnac's "The Illustrated Discover Journal," Laura Davis's "The Courage to Heal Workbook" and the thousands of abuse-related poems I've written over the years. I've selected a few of these poems/prose/short stories to go into an anthology called "Inner Gold" but i wanted some visual healing arts to accompany the words.

i work part-time as an executive assistant & i'm in school to get my english degree. i have a 15-yo daughter, a great hubby, 3 kitties & an american eskimo puppy. we live in illinois & my interests are writing, art journals, running/jogging/slogging, hiking, boating, camping, cooking, yoga, meditation, music, salsa dance, going to the theater, ballet & old movies, star-gazing, hats, and lots of other things. i run a writers' group, co-host an open mic stage & belong to a journaling circle.

thanks for letting me be a part of this group! =)

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Date:October 3rd, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
Hey! Sorry the group's been so quiet since you got here. Hopefully things will heat up soon. out of curiosity, who published your abuse related work? i'm in college and as part of my curriculum I'm making a collection of writings about childhood sexual abuse. I'd eventually like to do something more with it, but who knows.
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Date:October 3rd, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
The only abuse-related work I formally have published is an article in one of our local newspapers-it's about elder abuse. Otherwise, I'm on postpoems and that's the extent of my abuse-related publishing! I also write novels and I've only directly confronted incest in one of those. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year though, and I will be writing another one with abuse as a central theme. None of my novels are published (yet!) but I am working with an agent in Texas who will hopefully take me on & find a publisher. My only formal publications to-date are non-fiction articles.

Thanks for your welcome~look forard to sharing w/ the community here. =)
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