Stories/Remaking Our Lives demonstrates the resilience and courage that
women possess to pull through adverse situations and turn their lives around.
The twelve contributors in this collection write their life accounts for the
first time. They are Native women, immigrant and working-class women, wives,
mothers and war refugees. Their stories speak out about sexual and physical
abuse, workplace harassment, alcoholism, eating disorders, emotional
breakdowns, racism and poverty. With conviction and clarity, these women relate
how they have recovered their health and well-being and are now able to make
better choices for themselves, their families and their working careers. The
extraordinary determination of these "ordinary" women will inspire and
Produced by The Grassroots Women's Collective. Published by
Second Story Press, 1999.