Welcome to the first Missing Footprints newsletter! Each month I hope to keep you up to date with my writing and related activities. I'd love you to join me on my new venture.
I started April 2017 in Byron Bay, enjoying daily walks to the Byron Bay lighthouse, swimming, reading on Clarke's Beach, and great food. I was captivated by Alain de Botton’s book The Course of Love. which explores what happens when true love meets true life—to find out more about the book please go to Goodreads.
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Happenings in April
- Lauren Green, journalist at Manning River Times, interviewed me in March following my talk for Quota International of Taree's International Women's Day event. Lauren wrote a series of four articles which may be found on my News page here. The last two, published in April, are NONE OF US ARE IMMUNE TO ANYTHING” SAID AMPUTEE FAY KEEGAN - MANNING RIVER TIMES and FAY KEEGAN | MEMOIR DOCUMENTS TRAIN ACCIDENT AND RESULTING FAMILY IMPLOSION - MANNING RIVER TIMES.
- On Friday 28 April I was interviewed by Guy Macpherson, a psychologist based in California and specialising in the treatment of trauma and early psychosis, for the Trauma Therapist Project Podcast. We talked about what drew me to specialise in trauma work, a quote that inspires me, my advice for early stage trauma therapists, go-to books which have had a major impact on me and my manuscript All Stations To Waterfall. I will provide a link to the podcast when it is available.
Coming up in May
- In early April Beverley Hardgrave, a freelance journalist, invited me to talk with her about my experience of elective amputation. Beverley’s interest in the topic was triggered by a friend’s experiences. She told me she was surprised, when she started researching amputation, how many are performed in Australia annually and, also, how many are elective. The feature article will appear in the Sunday Telegraph's Body+Soul magazine on 7 May.
- While working with Limbs 4 Life (National Manager Peer Support Program) until February 2017, I was interviewed for an article in Yours magazine which will focus on body image. The article profiles several women who have had medical interventions impacting their appearance and explores how they've adjusted. The feature will be published in Yours magazine on Thursday 11 May.
Missing Footnotes in April
My posts this month were …
♦ THE TORRENTIAL AFTERMATH OF WAR: REMEMBERING MY FATHER | 03.04.2017
♦ MISSING FOOTNOTES - WHAT IS IT ABOUT? | 19.04.2017
♦ THE QUESTION NOW - WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG? | 23.04.2017
Thank you for taking the time to read my news. I look forward to catching up with you again at the end of May.
All the best!