56 minutes | Sep 29, 2022

Unbroken: Loss, Resilience, & Reinvention with Egli Colon Stephens, Ed.D

Egli Colon Stephens is both a professor with a doctorate and a professional lifestyle model. She is also the author with her daughter Natalia Harris of Unbroken: A Mother-Daughter Journey of Resilience, Faith and Courage, detailing Natalia's battle with bone cancer as a teenager. Natalia survived -- sur-thrived as she called it -- and went on to fulfill her dreams of becoming a model, with gigs including NYC Fashion Week, Project Runway, and landing the December 2019 cover of Vogue Knitting. But just over two years ago, at the age of 24, Natalia passed away from a rare kidney cancer. 

Her mother, Egli, is now living for two, and doing that brilliantly. She is navigating life's greatest grief with a strong faith, a conviction to sharing Natalia's gifts with the world, and mourning in bright colors, rediscovering her childhood passion for roller-skating ("I call it roller-grieving"), using fashion as a distraction and a means of self-expression, and becoming an Instagram inspirer-influencer @iamnataliasmom.

Unbroken: A Mother-Daughter Journey of Resilience, Faith and Courage - get the book

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