On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about reckoning with transgenerational trauma, through a First Nation woman’s memoir.
In Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot examines her survival of a dysfunctional upbringing, the abuse perpetrated against and within her family, and her own mental health. Through her arresting and graphic narration, she takes control over her story and reestablishes her connection with her family, her people, and her place in the world.
Terese Marie Mailhot, Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University, faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts, former Saturday editor at The Rumpus and columnist at Indian Country Today, and author of Heart Berries: A Memoir.
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