Growing into the Gray: Reflections on Transforming Trauma for Women and the World
Adult; Memoir; (Market)
From the microcosm of personal transformation to the macrocosm of global healing, Growing into the Gray is equal parts life story and social prescription. A collection of interwoven evocative reflections on trauma, somatic healing, and the state of the world, it delivers a universal message of profound hope: we can heal. In it, I demystify the meaning of trauma and invite readers to view their lives and our society through a new lens, that of the body, offering a vision for openhearted living in complex times. Much of my expertise is born from lived experience, and I hold nothing back, taking readers deep inside my own story as well as inside current science and ancient wisdom. The book is my call for us all to wake up from the unconscious grip of fear, face and integrate our past wounding, and use the power of our newfound wholeness for the benefit of ourselves, each other, and our precious planet.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10
Plot: Davidson shares her unique pathway to healing from trauma with a confident voice that propels her narrative forward. The theme is geared towards an older audience, but Davidson's elegant storytelling will resonate with anyone searching for their voice.
Prose: The writing here is solid, with a steady pace that comes across as realistic and honest. Davidson is candid in her approach—and continually emphasizes her desire to live with purpose.
Originality: This is a tale of inner transformation and realization—conveyed through deep symbolism and unreserved musing—that will resonate with audiences.
Character/Execution: Davidson draws from a myriad of sources to deliver a graceful contemplation on resilience, healing, and the curative essence of nature-based reflections and activities.
Date Submitted: January 09, 2023