under the influence: a journey of abuse, trauma, and grief through poetry

under the influence: a journey of abuse, trauma, and grief through poetry

by Jacquelyn Lee


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under the influence is a journey of abuse, trauma, and grief through poetry. it is divided into three chapters: addiction, withdrawal, and overdose. each chapter depicts a different part of the author's abuse-ridden life as she grew up under the influence of her dysfunctional parents. jacquelyn lee turns her pain into something beautiful through her gripping and moving words. through poetry and prose, she expresses her experiences with an alcoholic father, a mentally-ill mother, the suicide of her father and everything in between. under the influence brings the darkness into the light and gives a voice to the voiceless.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984141620
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 394,293
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jacquelyn Lee is a nineteen-year-old self-published author, poetess, and child/domestic abuse advocate. When she isn't writing, you can find her ordering an iced caramel macchiato at Starbucks or binge-watching episodes of Law and Order SVU.

Her passion to advocate for child abuse is driven by her own abuse-ridden life growing up. With a mentally-ill mother and an alcoholic father, Jacquelyn was forced to grow up at a very early age. She and her younger siblings lived a life of dysfunction, neglect, and abuse.

Shortly after her father committed suicide, Jacquelyn decided to tell her story to the world through her debut poetry book, under the influence. She wrote this book with every victim of domestic abuse on her heart. Jacquelyn understands how difficult it is to open up about domestic abuse in its many forms. She wants to give a voice to the voiceless and to inspire others to come forward with their stories.

Jacquelyn is currently working on her second book and has many future endeavors in store. To connect with her, you can find her as @Jacquelyn.Lee on Instagram and visit her website at www.Jacquelyn-Lee.com!

A message from Jacquelyn:

Please know that there is always help and there is always a way out of an abusive situation. You are loved. You are worth it. You are cared for. You are not alone. If you or a loved one are being abused, please don't hesitate to reach out for help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−SAFE

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD

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