EPISODE 16: Part 1 — Writing journey transforms Army vet from PTSD agoraphobia to “new normal-BIG life”

12Mar

In part one of this two-part series, podcaster Tracy Crow, an author, writing coach, and Marine Corps veteran, talks with Army veteran, Antoinette Lee Toscano -- a contributing writer for Culturs Magazine -- about how she transfAntoinette_photo.jpgormed from post-traumatic-stress related agoraphobia to her "new normal - BIG life" that includes outdoor adventures in Colorado and international travel. While therapy is necessary for some, she insists, the most effective tool she found for recovery from PTSD -- the result of a military sexual assault that left her with a traumatic brain injury -- has been self-reflective writing. Thanks to a workshop experience several years ago in one of Tracy's On Point Women Warriors Writing Workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina, Antoinette says she finally had permission to tell her story, the whole truth and all of it. And so she has, recently completing a book-length memoir she's titled, "4 Hours to Live: Memoir of a Female Soldier." Be sure to return March 14 to hear Antoinette read a compelling excerpt from her memoir!

For more information about Antoinette, visit her website!