Telling My Story: How to Work Through Painful Feelings While Writing a Memoir

In 2016 a miracle happened in my life. I heard my 49-year-old son’s voice for the first time.

I had been forced to relinquish my first-born son to closed adoption in a New Orleans unwed mothers maternity home in 1967. A teenager at the time, that traumatic event sent my life into a spiral of shame and guilt that followed me for decades. Within 24 hours after my son called me, the darkest and best kept secret of my life exploded and cracked open my world.

(How I Wrote My Memoir and Lost My Memories)


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