As part of ACPA creator Kathy Mac's "Wording Around with Prose" webinars, ACPA managing editor Jamie Kitts responds to their chosen text for lesson 2.1: Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo. This blogpost covers Chapter 8: "Stages of the Process, Stages of Growth II."
While I was reading this chapter I realized that I'm basically reading the book version of a show called The Midnight Gospel. It's only eight episodes long, but each episode is a conversation with a person about how they learned to embrace the traumas that rocked their lives and turn them into the points from which they begin to heal. It's also a completely mind-bending animated series so, if cartoons and weird images aren't your thing or you don't want to pay for Netflix, the source material for that show is a podcast called The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Give either of these a shot if, like me, you're trying to get to a spot where you can let go of some stuff that's weighing you down.
Also there's a recipe for biscotti in this chapter and here's how that turned out.
That's it, that's the post. Sorry. This was an emotionally heavy chapter and I think that material needs to stay with me for now. See you next time.
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