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Book Title: Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author: Ilana Estelle
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Publisher: RedDoor Press
Release date: Feb 1, 2020
Content Rating: G.
Born the second of premature twins, Ilana knew she was different from a young age, but for all the wrong reasons. Part memoir, part motivational guide, this is Ilana's open and honest journey, from an angry confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the 'real' her - a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.
"Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle. Born the second of premature twins, an hour apart, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s, Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was, so often brushed under the carpet, not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… and it took 46 years for her to find out why. Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: a story 'Finding the Calm After The Storm' is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, not knowing what was wrong, what her disability was, or that there was a diagnosis, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.”
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What does literary success mean to you?
Of course, literary success will mean different things for different people.
My measure of success is having the gift of being able write, and to know that people read and benefit from my work. That really is a huge boost to my confidence, as a writer and a tick in my personal success box.
All writers need to sell their work as that helps pay some of the bills. Having gone through my experiences, it was important to me that I was able to understand my life with a disability I didn’t know I had, and writing has given me that. Because I now help others it is important for me to get my writing ‘out there’.
For me, monetary success is not the overriding consideration, the quality of what I produce is important as is knowing that others are able to relate to what I write, that my writing is thought provoking and that can lead to positive change for others.
So, for me being able to write is literary success, having come into writing late. Success is being able to see my words in print, and for me to be able to shape my writing in the way I would want others to read it.
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