Hollye Dexter “Dancing at the Shame Prom”
December 7th, 2012
What are you ashamed of?
Shame is very powerful. Useful in the moment, destructive when it lingers, shame is a burden all of us carry. Unless we learn how to free ourselves of that burden.
Now, Hollye Dexter, Amy Ferris, and 25 other women they reached out to share their stories of the burdens of shame they carried.
But their book “Dancing at the Shame Prom” is not a discouraging nor depressing litany of shamefulness. It’s the opposite ….
it’s an uplifting, even exhilarating exorcism of the destructive kind of shame.
Listen to Hollye Dexter
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About Amy Ferris, co-editor of “Dancing at the Shame Prom”:
Amy Ferris is an author, editor, screenwriter and playwright. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis (Seal Press) is Off-Broadway-bound. She has contributed to numerous anthologies, including He Said What, The Buddha Next Door, The Drinking Diaries, and Exit Laughing, and has written everything from young adult novels (A Greater Goode), to co-writing films (Funny Valentines and Mr. Wonderful). She has been both an editor, and contributing writer at the magazines Urban Refugee, Living Buddhism and Milford Magazine, and contributes regularly to iPinion Syndicate, and StyleSubstanceSoul.
Ferris serves on the Executive Board of Directors at Pages & Places Literary Festival in Scranton, PA, Peters Valley Arts, and the Education and Craft Center, and serves on the Advisory Board of The Women’s Media Center. She is on faculty at The San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Festival, and is a visiting teacher at UCLA (extension). Her number one goal, desire, and dream is for ALL women to awaken to their greatness, their beauty, and their power.