Author Talk: Rosie McMahan - Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

Though Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation begins as an all-too-common story of childhood sexual abuse, it gradually becomes a rare story of how one person heals from that early trauma. In this intimate first-person narrative, Rosie McMahan offers the reader a portrait of misery, abuse, and hurt, followed by the difficult and painful task of healing―a journey that, in the end, reveals the complicated and nuanced venture of true reconciliation and the freedom that comes along with it.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation is a First Prize Winner in the 2021 Chanticleer International Journey Book Awards.
First, a daughter, sister, wife, and mother, Rosie McMahan identifies as an irreverent and opinionated white cis gendered woman, who is also a survivor, a feminist, writer, educator, counselor, attending Quaker, community activist, and avid botanical enthusiast. Her poetry has been published in several journals.  She works at MA Mentoring Partnership and owns and operates Optimistic Options, a private practice rooted in trauma informed care and restorative justice principles. Receiving her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is a writer and caregiver, who participates in community-based activities attempting to eradicate inequities. You can learn more about her book and listen to her podcast, Heart2Heart at

The media sponsor of our author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton.

Registration required. For more information visit, call the library’s reference librarians at 203-762-6350 or email

Event Type(s): Author Talk
Age Group(s): Adults

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