How Reading And Writing Saved A Lost Girl

46:57
 
Share
 

Manage episode 246069847 series 2164084
By KERA. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Jaquira Diaz’s formative years were complicated. Growing up in Puerto Rican housing projects, in a family affected by mental illness, all while navigating her own struggles with sexual assault and depression – it’s a wonder she survived. But survive, she did – and the now visiting assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison joins host Krys Boyd to talk about overcoming her many obstacles, which she writes about in, “Ordinary Girls: A Memoir.”

795 episodes