Emily Rapp Black is back on the show to share all about her journey to self-love and acceptance through writing her most recent book, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg. She is an author and creative writing professor who is helping others by sharing her own experience and expertise.
Her most recent book was imagined after she spent time at the Frida Kahlo museum. Their shared experience with life-long pain and disability spoke to her and she felt the need to share more about her own story.
She joins me today to chat about her newest book and why she was driven to reveal even more about her life. The path to self-love and acceptance is not straight. It’s truly a journey that we are living out each and every day.
It’s perfectly normal to find yourself backsliding into self-doubt, but you should have ways to get back on track. Her latest book digs deep into the journey and ways to keep yourself moving forward in your journey.
Listen in to hear more about Emily’s story, what she’s up to next, and why if you feel a book in you, you should write it. She truly believes we all have a story to tell, but writing a book takes time and dedication. Do you have the willpower to share your own journey?
- [02:51] Why did she write Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg?
- [05:23] What did she want readers to take away from the book?
- [07:23] How did Frida Kahlo help Emily on her own journey to self-love and acceptance?
- [10:00] Her thoughts on getting back on track if you’ve fallen off the path toward accepting yourself.
- [11:19] Where did her awareness of Frida Kahlo begin?
- [13:16] What did she learn about herself in writing this new book?
- [15:15] Emily shares her thoughts on similar character traits she shares with Frida.
- [17:21] Does she think that everyone has a story or book in them?
- [18:23] Would it benefit aspiring writers to take classes and work on their skill?
- [19:52] What is the best part of writing memoirs and what does she still struggle with?
- [21:42] Her advice for those of us who are ready to start on the writing journey.
- [22:14] Connect with Emily.