Newyoricangirl:...Surviving My Spanglish Life

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A Spanglish girl’s gritty tale of trauma and painful assimilation while pursuing the American dream. NEWYORICANGIRL must navigate a traumatic childhood that includes rape, her mother's conflicted life as the mistress of a powerful CEO, alcoholic parents and a forced adoption by her Jewish stepfather that breaks her Puerto Rican heart. Just when she believes she is putting her painful past behind her, she finds herself in New York City on 9/11. When the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder present themselves, NEWYORICANGIRL finds herself in the fight of her life as her mental health crisis unfolds with her children watching. As all of the terrifying memories of the past return to haunt her, she must rely on her family, her doctors and her faith to overcome the relentless trauma she is reliving. NEWYORICANGIRL fights her way back to reclaim the Puerto Rican life stolen from her, emerging as a change agent for her people and in honor of her beloved children and ancestral home.
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  • By Lucy Flynn
    Sep 20, 2013
    I have been aware of the excellent writing of Julia Torres for some time now. Ms. Torres' award winning pieces tackle injustices, political strife, and life head on with clear and concise description that allows the reader to visually join her on the journey. Her book, Newyoricangirl... is an amazing example of the courage and strength a person can have while facing and fighting adversity, prejudice, abuse, assimilation, and so much more. In the current age of a continuing stigma of mental illness and actions and lifestyles leading up to conditions such as PTSD (Post Traumatice Stress Disorder), anxiety, panic disorders, depression, etc., Julia Torres brings the trauma to the surface with the goal to teach and lead other women (and men) to not allow abuse and trauma to dictate and control your life. Ms. Torres is living proof that with a voice anyone can fight for protection, understanding, and against violence. It is a human right to expect this from those who loves us most. Sadly,... More > her life's examples were not such. She is a survivor - and so can anyone be a survivor with the support that is available if you seek it.< Less
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September 6, 2013
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