Author talk and Signing

April 13, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Barbara A. Lawrence “I Walk with a Limp: My Personal Journey as a Trauma Survivor”

Join us for a talk and signing with Barbara A Lawrence. Her story empowers other trauma survivors to find their own voice and aims to educate others about the immense challenges that survivors face.

I Walk with a Limp: My Personal Journey as a Trauma Survivor by Barbara A. Lawrence is filled with heartrending and inspirational prose and poetry. Barbara is a survivor of rape, incest, and family violence. Through personal stories, reflection, and poems, Barbara illuminates the many challenges she has faced while working through issues such as hypervigilance, low self-esteem, poor body image, bulimia, and alcoholism.

In her collection, Barbara shares with us her experience as a survivor and what she has learned as she continues her path of healing from trauma. Her goal is to help other survivors understand that they are not alone in their struggles and to empower them to find their own voice. Her words help to educate others about what it’s like to live with PTSD and ease the stigma surrounding mental illness.Barbara’s message is one of perseverance, courage, and hope. She offers the reader a glimpse into how she has discovered her inner warrior, learned to work through her fears, and strengthen her Spirit as she strives to live an authentic life.

Barbara A. Lawrence resides in Enfield, Connecticut with her rescue cat, Zeke. She has given presentations on what it’s like to live as a survivor of immense trauma, as well as on the stigma of mental illness. She works one-on-one with other trauma survivors, helping them learn how to navigate the myriad challenges they face by sharing her experience and lending a compassionate ear. Most importantly, she offers them hope.