Women Writing After Concussion
Twenty-one women writers consider the impacts of concussion on their personal and professional lives. Their stories reveal the work that goes into redefining identity and regaining creative practice after concussion, conveying the magnitude of a disability that is often doubted, overlooked, and trivialized, in part because of its invisibility. These stories offer compassion and empathy to all readers and families healing from concussion and other types of trauma.
- Short-listed, Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2022
- Short-listed, Book Cover Design | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2022
"The personal essays and poetry collected in this anthology edited by activist writers Morin and Cawthorne explore how concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) impact women, and in particular, how suffering a concussion and TBI has affected the individual lives of the various contributing authors.... The anthology is divided into five sections, each bookended with poetry, and includes essays on, e.g., accepting the effects of injury, the challenges of healing, the life changes wrought by concussion, and the struggle for recovery of the creative process.... The essays, written by a diverse group of women writers, were selected with the aim of helping women who have suffered from concussion realize that they are not alone." C. A. Nadon, CHOICE Magazine
Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates. Graduate students, faculty, and professionals. General readers.
"Recommended reading.... we find it compelling and profoundly accurate." Concussion Alliance newsletter, March 2, 2022
Impact: Women Writing After Concussion is an anthology containing the stories of 21 women writers reflecting on how their personal and professional lives have changed following experience with concussion.- Concussion Alliance, March 2, 2022