Terese Mailhot, author of Heart Berries, writes about what it means to tell one’s story and the role of art/craft in it.
Speaking my story saved me. There is something profound in the idea that the only person who could witness me, truly, and see me, articulate me, and behold me was me. Everyone should have this, I think.
The full article can be accessed here: https://www.powells.com/post/original-essays/writing-from-pain-saved-me
Some links on reviews of the book here:
Opening Wounds by Abaki Beck here: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/heart-berries-review
Diana Evans reviews the book here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/04/heart-berries-by-terese-marie-mailhot-review
Parul Sehgal reviews the book here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/books/review-heart-berries-terese-marie-mailhot.html
Lulu Garcia-Navarro interviews Terese Mailhot about the book here: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/11/584643934/in-heart-berries-an-indigenous-woman-s-chaotic-coming-of-age