NEVERTHELESS WE PERSISTED is the ebook companion to a special audio-first anthology of poems, essays, and stories that explores themes of loss, love, and finding your own power. It's an astonishing collection filled with heart, tears, laughter, and ultimately hope.
Pieces include: A woman's journey fleeing Iraq with her children and how it made her stronger. A man recovering from his experience in Vietnam and learning empathy. A journey with cancer as posted on Facebook that ends not with a prayer...but a blessing. A 25-year-old talking about being a millennial and feelings of gratitude. A mother getting through Taco Night at her home without drinking. For once. A mother losing her husband whose children become the thread that pulls her through. Poems that are sensual and beautiful. Words on faith and hope. A first kiss, a chance encounter on an airplane, letting go of a loved one, the sense of loss in losing a parent. The hope and joy and madness of being a mom. An woman talking about how she's judged for her brown skin. A poem about dancing in the rain. A poem about ordinary objects and thoughts of love. A story that is dark and tough and deals with sexual violence by giving voice to the young woman in Lolita. Finding joy in making love with a partner as the years pass and their bodies age. Looking for the silver lining, conquering white water rapids and fear, a young woman and her relationship with a gambling addict that made her question love and find her strength. A middle-aged woman who falls in love with another woman and the struggle she has to embrace her true self, honor her husband, and live an authentic life. A call for women to rise up and speak, a poignant essay about healing. NEVERTHELESS WE PERSISTED was created by 55 beautiful souls who were brave and vulnerable and shared a little of themselves to make the world a better place. This collection was created from writers across the United States and also in Australia, England, India, and New Zealand. Each piece is performed by a talented narrator. Audiobook music by Jennie Knaggs and Nick Shillace of Lac La Belle. Writers include: Amy Oestreicher, Cat Gould, Charlotte McKinnon, Christa Lewis, Christina St Clair, Danielle Dayney, Deepti Gupta, Echo Aspnes, Gina Dawe Weaver, Gracie Greenbaum, Jack Arkel, Jacqueline Pick, Janina Edward, Jerrianne Hayslett, Karen Randall, Karen White, Kass Hillard, Laura Schmidt, Lauren Ezzo, Lily Schmidt, Mark Blickley, Martha McSweeney Brower, Nancy Wagner, Rodney Vaccaro, Sandy Logan, Sahana Kumar, Sue Pitkin, Tanya Eby, Tamara Hansen, Tammy Scott, Tricia Lowther and Viiji Chary Narrators include: Amy Landon, Amy McFadden, Bailey Carr, Cat Gould, Christa Lewis, Deepti Gupta, Emily Beresford, Emily Sutton-Smith, Erin Bennett, Erin Mallon, Gina Dawe Weaver, Gracie Greenbaum, Julie McKay, Lauren Ezzo, Lauri Jo Daniels, James Patrick Cronin, Janina Edwards, Karen White, Kate Rudd, Nancy Wagner, Nicol Zanzarella, Mark Kamish, Paul Heitsch, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, and Sue Pitkin