She Who Writes
She Who Writes is a heartfelt memoir, a collection of lessons learned from the various traumas and challenges faced by Annika Spalding.
After years of living with the impact of trauma, Annika believed that the best way to survive was to play by the rules and stay silent.
It. Did. Not. Work.
In fighting fear to face her truth, Annika found freedom in rewriting her story, and eventually found her voice.
Where she was once dismissive of her experiences of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence, gaslighting and betrayal, mental health decline and emotional disconnection, she finally addressed it all.
She stopped looking outside of herself for clues on how she should heal, and instead took steps that just felt right.
It’s been beyond transformational and this memoir encompasses the journey.
“What I want for you to know is that you can come from an adverse background and still create a life you’re happy to live in. You can experience trauma in the past and still heal. You can experience trauma now and still have potential. It is not the trauma or the aftermath of it that defines us, it’s who we are underneath it all, despite it all.”
Annika invites you to put fear aside as you read She Who Writes and know that you too can rewrite your story.
What's your story?
What often appears as an impossible mountain to climb, can certainly be broken down into manageable hikes, and this is the approach I like to bring to writing.
How can you write a book if the very idea of writing anything seems daunting?
What’s Your Story? will not teach you linguistics or the rules of grammar and punctuation. It will not demand hours and hours of your time to work through it all at once, a little at a time will be enough.
This book will not solve your problems, it will not pay your bills or grant you five years of youth, but it has the power to change your life.
The intention is that this book will get you writing. You’ll be inspired by the content of the pages, and find yourself a willing participant in the exercises. You’ll be overcome with a feeling that you might not recognise, simply because you’ve tried something new.
What’s Your Story? has the power to draw you out of your comfort zone, if you’re willing to let it go. And I’m hoping, really hoping that by the time you reach the end you’ll be proud of what you have achieved.
If you’re willing to consider the possibility that your words matter, that you can write and surprise yourself with the results of your efforts, then this is the right book for you.
social media detox: a workbook
Can you BELIEVE you are doing this?
Signing up for a WHOLE MONTH without social media? HOW ON EARTH WILL YOU COPE? Will your followers forget all about you? Will the online world CEASE TO EXIST without your presence? Will you find ways of filling the UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCE in the absence of your favourite apps?
Join award-winning author and Creative Mentor Annika Spalding for a month of logging out social media and tuning back into yourself.
This workbook includes journal prompts, tasks, freewriting and other activities to support you on your social media break.