In this episode I have the wonderful opportunity to talk once again with Ann Dowsett Johnston. Ann is the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post. An award-winning journalist for many years, Ann is now a psychotherapist and the founder and leader of Writing Your Recovery, a popular online memoir-writing course for women. https://www.anndowsettjohnston.com/workshops
Winner of seven National Magazine Awards, she is also the recipient of a Southam Journalism Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. It was for the latter that she prepared a 14-part series on Women and Alcohol in the Toronto Star, looking at the closing gender gap on risky drinking. In 2013, she wrote Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, a book named one of the top 10 of the year by the Washington Post.
We talk about why writing is such an important tool for women in recovery, how to look after yourself emotionally in the process and rules of self-disclosure. Ann also gives us her expert tips on how to get started as a writer. Ann has advised many authors including Holly Whittaker when she wrote 'Quit Like a Woman' and so I'm honoured to have her sharing her experience and passion on the podcast.
What a treat!
Grab a cuppa and let's chat
Love Kate x