Katrina Anne Willis

Katrina Anne Willis is the author of Parting Gifts (She Writes Press, April 2016) and a faculty member of the Story Summit Writer’s School. Her personal essays have been featured in numerous anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible, My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, and Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God. She was recognized as one of six distinguished authors at the 2016 Indianapolis Book & Author luncheon, was named a BlogHer 2015: Experts Among Us "Voice of the Year," was awarded the 2014 Parenting Media Association's Gold Medal Blogger Award, participated in the 2013 "Listen to Your Mother" show, and was a 2011 Midwest Writers Fellow.

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I am cleaning out my closets again to go smaller, smaller. I want an uncomplicated life, something more manageable. Minimalistic. I don’t need things. I don’t need space. I want to be unencumbered. Part of that purging requires me to try things on. But I don’t want to try things on. As I’m making my …

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I know there are many who suffer from PTSD. I never counted myself among them, even with a colorful history of sexual abuse and violence. I’ve been through enough therapy to consider myself as healed as I’m going to get. A psychotherapist friend often posts about how victims carry their trauma in their skin, in …

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