Join us for the launch of Overcome: Stories of Women Who Grew up in the Child Welfare System (Great Plains Publications), the third book from Winnipeg author Anne Mahon. Anne Mahon Hybrid Book Launch will include excerpts from book participants, followed by an audience Q and A session and a book signing. Co-presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers as part of THIN AIR 2022.
The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream featuring live chat. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.
Abandonment, loss, instability, self-reliance, persistence, and fierce beauty all coexist in this compelling collection of stories of ten women who journey from victims of the child welfare system to survivors, and beyond. Despite facing endless challenges, oppression, and trauma these women discover their power through creativity, advocacy, cultural exploration, self-awareness, education, motherhood, and extreme empathy. These deeply personal stories are generously shared and powerfully told.
Anne Mahon is an oral history writer interested in people, their stories and making meaningful connections. She is the 14th chancellor of the University of Manitoba. All author proceeds from her books are donated back to the community each book is about.
Abandonment, loss, endless transitions, self-reliance, continued persistence, and fierce beauty all coexist in this compelling collection of stories of ten women who journey from victims of the child welfare system to survivors, and beyond. These women face endless challenges, oppression, and trauma but discover their power through creativity, self-awareness, education, motherhood, and extreme empathy. They decipher their personal stories looking back through the lens of their lived experience to contribute to changing the narratives of how people who grew up in in the child welfare system see themselves, and how society sees them. These stories create compassion and understanding, breaking down biases. They also illustrate the direct and multi-faceted relationships between residential schools, the breakdown of Indigenous families, the perpetuated system racism of of the child welfare system and oppression through other societal systems. Many of these women are the voices of those who could have been murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls but have lived to tell their stories. Embracing their humanity, their courageous sharing teaches and informs us. These heartbreaking and inspiring stories will educate and create change.