In this 46th episode of Author Platform Rocket, host Jonny Andrews interviews Michelle Bellon, author of eight published books, including “Breathe In.” She shares the heart-breaking story of real life abuse that she has lived through and has been the inspiration for her writing. Download PDF Podcast Transcription
- Expressing art can be cathartic.
- “Breathe In” is a book that came from Michelle’s rage.
- Michelle is a mother of four and a director of nursing.
- She was in an emotionally abusive marriage for 16 years after a night of violence.
- The main character in “Breathe In” survives a traumatic kidnapping.
- Michelle faced horrible manipulation in her marriage and had low self-esteem.
- Her child have faced their own trauma but have turned it around.
- She developed gratitude and became conscience of her own “inner warrior.”
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3 Key Points:
- Expressing art can be healing.
- Abuse can take over your identity and replace it with the negativity you are being told.
- Sometimes the things you are doing now don’t pay off until much later.
- “We use our art form, our medium, as a means to get out certain thoughts, feeling, emotions—and it can be quite healing.“ – Michelle Bellon.
- “I wrote “Breathe In” because I had a lot of rage to be very honest.“ – Michelle Bellon.
- (Referring to Abusive Manipulation) “Your internal dialogue becomes what they’ve been telling you.“– Michelle Bellon.