EPISODE 17: Part 2 — Army veteran reads excerpt of compelling PTSD memoir

14Mar

In part two of this 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 Workshops 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." And today, she reads an excerpt for us! 

For more information about Antoinette, visit her website!