Lidia Yuknavitch is an American writer, teacher and editor based in Oregon, she is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, and the novels The Small Backs of Children, Dora: A Headcase, and The Book of Joan.
Original broadcast date: July 29, 2016. Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives. Guests include entrepreneur Astro Teller, economist Tim Harford, author Casey Gerald, and writer Lidia Yuknavitch.
Best known for her TEDtalk on the beauty of being a Misfit, Lidia Yuknavitch, writer and teacher, speaks poignantly about her abusive childhood, experience with alcohol and drug abuse, homelessness, time in a psychiatric ward, multiple failed marriages, and finally, the loss of her first child, all leading her to feel like she failed to fit in. Lidia's storytelling of resilience is rich and inspiring, acting as a bridge to others. Her vulnerability, honesty and insight highlight how failure is actually a "portal" to reinvent oneself endlessly. Connect w/ Lidia: https://lidiayuknavitch.net Corporeal Writing site: http://www.corporealwriting.com TEDtalk: https://www.ted.com/speakers/lidia_yuknavitch www.theotherfwordpodcast.com