Julie Vincent Releases TRAVELS WITHIN
ALICE SPRINGS, Australia
The art and poetry presented in the book was inspired in a time of Julie Vincent's own personal crucible where she was hard pressed on every side. She was escaping domestic violence, and struggling over housing and her children. She felt isolated, despairing and suicidal. And yet, she was passionately committed to and excited by the research she was conducting and the opportunity it presented. It was in this context that the art and poetry exploded onto the page.
"Travels Within" (published by Xlibris AU) explores Vincent's intimate journey of completing her doctorate degree while escaping domestic violence. This involved a monumental struggle for her existence. She considered it as a very dark time, but as Vincent was researching the journeys of people who were in or who had been through their own dark times, it was also a time of exploration of her own and others' internal turmoil.
This book captures the effect of domestic violence and a history of child sexual abuse on mental health. It travels through the emotional pain of grief, loss, depression, suicide, despair and hopelessness to discover in the face of these difficulties, treasures like strength, hope and light.
"What I hope people find in "Travels Within" is inspiration for their own journey; to not be afraid of the dark times. Even in the dark times, though you may not yet see it, there is a hope, and a future," says the author.
By Julie Vincent
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781499008456
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781499008401
E-Book | 120 pages | ISBN 9781499008432
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Julie Vincent is an artist, poet, singer, song writer, academic and given the opportunity, a performer. She finished her PhD in Social Theory on mental health service delivery at the University of Melbourne and travelled the world creating art and poetry as she went. She came back and travelled across the top end, camping and creating songs, poems and art works en route. She lectured at Newcastle University for a couple of years and volunteered in orphanages in India and a health project in Uganda and attended the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2008 she was in an accident that nearly killed her and changed her life. She had a spiritual experience and married an Aboriginal man. She has found herself in Alice Springs volunteering with indigenous kids.
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