See her video here
In 2004 I was invited to give a talk in Waterford Regional Hospital as part of the Healing Arts Trust Lunchtime talks. The video Fit to Fly ( see here part 1 & part 2 ) was shown and I answered questions about my creative journey with M.E. to date. Anastasia and her mother were in the room. Anastasia was only a teenager when diagnosed with M.E. herself.
She struck me as a very capable, creative young girl. M.E. was not going to get the better of her!
We have been in touch ever since.
Anastasia wrote about her story with M.E. She wrote about the stranger in her life. I still have copies of her early writing. An amazing piece of work.
The idea was hatched to do a book together. Her story and mine, back to back. This didn't happen- yet! I published Hatched in the meantime, and Anastasia was still working on devising the right way to publish her own story.
I am SO PROUD to hear that she has now done just that.
She is putting each of the letters of her story in the letterpress and prints each page separately. A work of art. A powerful story.
If you can at all, please support this amazing work. This amazing young woman.
See the video to see her at work, read more about "Dear Stranger" or help her to raise the funds to continue, please see here
Well done Anastasia and I will be saving up for my own copy of Dear Stranger!
ps... As always it is lovely to know that you stopped by to read my musing and follow my creative adventures. It would make my day if you leave a comment... preferably here, on the blog...?
Many thanks & Lots of love Corina