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Coming August 29, 2017:
About the book:
Here There Be Dragons served as a warning in the sea-faring days for sailors to not go where it was unexplored, unknown and unsafe. But in this book Mary Black Bonnet goes exactly where the journey is arduous, dangerous, and sometimes deadly; all to enable herself to heal a broken heart, a wounded spirit so that she can evolve, both as a daughter, a woman and mother.
Going into unknown territory is the only way to eviscerate the cycle of alcoholism, child abuse and negligence that far too many children have had to grow up enduring. But to do this, one must be brave, very brave.
“It was my great pleasure to first meet Mary Black Bonnet about a year ago. She read one of her poems for a collaborative exhibition of Native American artists telling the story of The Great Race in painting, sculpture, music and words. Such powerful words. I fell in love with Mary’s poetry first, and then I fell in love with her.
Her new book, Here There Be Dragons, is full of grit, bone, earth, heart and humanity. It is Mary on the page. If you don’t know the work of this young poet, you are in for an experience that will resonate within you. If you do know Mary’s work, you will not be disappointed.” – Deborah Gangloff, Secretary South Dakota State Poetry Society
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Book Launch and tour information coming soon!!
Living with PTSD
Mary and Bruce
From Victim to Survivor to Thriver!
Through the fire and Beyond…
The word Conjures up many connotations for those who have lived through Trauma. For survivors the feeling of being trapped in a surreal Nightmare can go on for years. All too often, survivors find it difficult to find understanding and justice after the trauma has occurred. The journey from trauma to Survivor to Thriver is the classic “Road less traveled”, just trying to fit in to what most people would consider normal; jobs, relationships even travel can become overwhelming obstacles.
A path toward healing….
For Mary, The path toward healing began with a simple journal. Writing became her way of getting the toxic feelings and memories out of her and onto a page where they no longer had the power to turn her inside out. Journaling eventually turned into writing essays and articles, her big Break came in 2000 when Mary had articles published in both The “Tribal College Journal” and “Frontiers: a Journal of Women’s studies.”
Mary discovered That writing had a cathartic effect Not only for her But for others as well and when people read her words, connections were made. People began sharing their own stories. Mary began teaching others to write and she and the participants of her various workshops have been writing ever since.
Mary continues to conduct workshops on journaling and gives public readings of her work to eager and satisfied audiences all over the country.
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