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Adoptee Forum - Writing Workshop 'The Primal Wound Part 2'

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Adoptee Forum - Writing Workshop 'The Primal Wound Part 2'

Writing Workshop: The Primal Wound (Part 2) – hosted by Heather Schultz

In her book, The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, Nancy Newton Verrier discusses how the early trauma of separation from the birth mother affects an adoptee’s ability to form healthy relationships.

During this two-hour writing workshop, Heather Schultz will lead an intimate discussion on Part 2 (The Manifestations) of this book followed by healthy writing exercises to address pain from the issues of rejection, trust, intimacy, loyalty, guilt and shame, power and control, and identity.  Familiarity with the book’s themes and content (chapters 5-8) is recommended.  Attendance at Part 1 is not required.

Thanks to a donor, we will be able to reimburse the purchase of the book to workshop participants. Simply bring your receipt for a physical or digital copy of the book to the event.

Must RSVP either on the facebook event or by email by Friday, Mar 23, 12 noon.

* WHO: International adoptees only
* WHEN: Monday, March 26th, 2018│6:45pm - 8:45pm
* WHERE: 345 Park Ave, New York, NY (use Lexington entrance, tell the desk you are a guest of Jonas Eberle of KPMG)
* COST: FREE for members; suggested $5 for non-members
* RSVP: Please contact Bianca Kuijper for more information and to rsvp.

Heather Schultz’s Bio

As a former journalist, Heather Schultz has covered a wide array of beats including bridal technology, criminal justice, reproductive health, pop culture, direct marketing, legal technology, digital marketing and interior design. Her articles have been published in The New York Times,, New York Daily News and St. Louis-Post Dispatch.

With a passion for social change and technology, Heather has transitioned into nonprofit communications and content marketing. Her keen interest in the intersection of communications and media relations has led to her adjunct professor positions at two prominent academic institutions in New York City. Heather currently teaches Persuasion and Public Opinion at Fordham University and Speech Communications at Baruch College.

In her spare time, she is working on a memoir about her journey for unconditional self-love and acceptance from the lens of a Korean adoptee, Long Island native and domestic violence survivor. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Master of Public Administration from Baruch College. Heather is also a former board member of Also-Known-As.


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