When my mother had a nervous breakdown, which is what we grew up calling her #bipolar episodes, we were cared for by family friends and foster carers. My childhood was chaotic and traumatic. When I became a mother I suffered PTSD as those early memories tormented me. Writing my #memoir #thingsnobodyknowsbutme helped me to unburden and process my trauma. More about my memoir.
I am now addicted to #memoirwriting when I need to process or take stock. If you’re in Melbourne’s West I’m running a memoir writing workshop at Caroline Springs Library, book here. Or join my mailing list to find information about other courses and mentorship opportunities.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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