S1 E10 Pushing Through the Darkest Times To Write a Memoir That Saves Lives
On today’s episode I speak to Sarah Gallardo, author of Hiding in Plain Sight: A Glimpse Into the Reality of Domestic Violence.
Sarah’s story goes beyond being a survivor. Her message is about overcoming adversity, defying the odds, and staying positive when the world feels like it’s crashing down around you. Her non-profit, Sarah Speaks Up, supports women, children, men, and families living free of every kind of abuse. In a society where discussions of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and spousal abuse are not supposed to be openly reviewed, Sarah Speaks Up.
In this episode we discuss:
- One way to cope with writing triggering topics is to build a team of friends/family/supporters around yourself who can help when you need them.
- If you have difficulty writing in your current space because of the rising up of difficult emotions, if you have the ability to leave your home, and you can go to a coffee shop or a friend’s house, the more you can get away from your current working situation, the better.
- Don’t isolate, don’t make a painful thing more painful that it needs to be. You are only hurting yourself.
Enjoy the episode!