Beyond Well · Aug. 12, 2019
Embracing your Darkest Story
Sharma Shields wants us all to get real about the things we’ve done, the mistakes we’ve made, and the people we are hoping to become.
How We Forgive Ourselves for Our Biggest Mistakes
Her writing, including her highly acclaimed novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac, and the Cassandra, along with her award-winning short story collection, challenges readers to confront the most awful aspects of our society–sexual abuse, poverty, crimes against children, bullying, and environmental injustice.
But, Sharma is equally as open with her own life story, including alcoholism and living with multiple sclerosis.
Sitting down with her was sheer joy, complete honesty, and a loving openness. How can we be both things? Both dark and light? Listen in.