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Behind the Memoirist

I was depressed and suicidal when I found journalling — it saved my life.  Writing in my journal helped me express myself in ways that I hadn’t before.

 

I was able to dive deep into my feelings which ultimately allowed me to heal. I stopped being the victim and started taking control of my life.

Memoir writing didn’t come naturally to me, especially being the introvert I am. In a memoir your share parts of your life that are both intimate and painful.

 

I had to learn storytelling techniques, sentence syntax, structure, voice, forms, and other devices to improve my memoir writing. I attended writing workshops and even took classes on creative writing. I'm currently pursuing an M.F.A degree at the University of Baltimore where I graduated with a bachelor's in English. 

 

Writing changed the trajectory of my life so much that I now encourage others to write so they can Heal Grow & Evolve After A Mental Diagnosis™ too.

Kristy Towson, Anthologist

Get out of the passenger seat in life and start driving. It’s a matter of life and death – YOURS.

Kristy Towson

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