Book details

Publication date: September 2021
Features: References
Keywords: Concussion; Women Writers; Traumatic Brain Injury; Post-Concussion Syndrome; Recovery; Literary Non Fiction; Disability; Ableism; Healing; Trauma; Grief; Creativity; Caregiving; Sports injuries
Subject(s): LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients), HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health, Biography, Literature and Literary studies: Anthologies: General, Concussion; Women Writers; Traumatic Brain Injury; Post-Concussion Syndrome; Recovery; Literary Non Fiction; Disability; Ableism; Healing; Trauma; Grief; Creativity; Caregiving; Sports injuries, Family and Health: coping with illness and specific health conditions, Literary Nonfiction, Anthology, Women's Studies, Disability Studies, Anthology / Disability / Women’s Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
E. D. Morin (Calgary/Mohkínstsis) is a winner of the Brenda Strathern Writing Prize. Her experience with concussion is documented in an online graphic story on Empathize This. Jane Cawthorne (Toronto/Tkaronto) writes about women on the brink of transformation. She is a feminist activist and former women’s studies instructor. Together, they edited the literary anthology, Writing Menopause.

"I know people who have had serious concussions. I’m familiar with a devastating range of symptoms. But those I know are not writers; those in this book are. They articulate that experience with bravery and insight; painfully, but personally. I know concussion specialists who are open-minded about how much they don’t know about concussion. This is a book for them. And for the rest of us too."

Jay Ingram, science writer and broadcaster


“Imagine losing your abilities to create language or poetry; to be unable to freely put pen to paper. Impact delves into the raw emotional challenges faced by authors dealing with brain injuries. Readers of the anthology join the authors’ recovery as they share universal themes of creativity, isolation, regression, growth, femininity, and pain related to TBI. I recommend this anthology to others and look forward to using it as a resource within and beyond the hospital.”

Dr. Shree Bhalerao, FRCP(C) MD, Pgd, BA, BSc, St. Michael’s Hospital, Associate Professor University of Toronto


"This book offers validation and companionship to people who have suffered head injuries, and to many other ill people whose symptoms derail their lives but resist clinical interventions. Clinicians will gain valuable insight into how symptoms affect lives as they are lived outside of what can be perceived within the clinic. For me, the most compelling chapters take up a paradoxical task: telling a story about what prevents you from telling the story you most need to tell."

Arthur W. Frank, author of At the Will of the Body and The Wounded Storyteller

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