Mar 15, 2021
Lorna Rose talks about her life changing experience
with AmeriCorps. An amazing experience that includes going from LA
party girl to Alaska trail worker. Furthermore, Lorna shares how
this experience helped her battle past demons, such as suicide
ideation and abuse from a parent.
Lorna writes narrative nonfiction and poetry. And she
writes to claim her feelings and to sit with herself in ways she
couldn't otherwise. Also, she writes to inspire others. Lorna’s
work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in About Place
Journal, 34th Parallel Magazine, Jellyfish
Review, Little Old Lady Comedy, and elsewhere.
Furthermore, her writing has been recognized by the Pacific
Northwest Writers Association and the Oregon Poetry
- First, Lorna explains how she became a writer.
- Then, Emily asks Lorna if it took courage to submit
her writing to magazines.
- Lorna's very first piece of writing was accepted by
- She also received lots of rejections.
- And, Lorna says, the rejections can teach you
- Writing takes practice and persistence.
- Her first book length project is a memoir.
- Lorna grew up with a father who was verbally and
- By the time she wrote her memoir, she had done the
work on herself so she could write about it without falling to
- Next Emily and Lorna talk about verbal abuse and
how people tend too think it doesn't happen in affluent homes.
- Then, Lorna talks about her relationship with her
- When she was 16, Lorna found out her father had
- Her family culture is to not rock the boat and she
- Lorna talks about a time in her life when she
partied and used drugs an alcohol.
- This was probably a way to get her father's
- After that, Emily shares what she want through
after her children's father passed away.
- Then, Lorna and Emily talk about how the abuse they
experienced impacts them still.
- In her late 20's Lorna listened to her intuition,
left LA and went to Alaska to work on a road crew with
- Emily asks how Lorna knew she had to go to Alaska
and what it took for her to leave her comfort zone.
- Lorna talks about what she learned about herself
when she went to Alaska.
- After Alaska, Lorna returned to California and
found a therapist.
- It's hard work to take a look at your patterns and
- Lorna and Emily talk about the extensiveness of
inner work and the importance of working with a therapist or
- Next, Lorna talks about how she balances writing
and being a mother.
- After that, Emily asks Lorna to talk about her
- Finally, Lorna talks about who she is and that
knowing she needed to heal was important for her.
- Also, she had to learn how to trust and to be loved
before she met her husband.