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SINCE 2013,
The HerStories Project has been publishing essay collections by and for women.
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The Pandemic Midlife Crisis:

Gen X Women on the Brink

The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink takes readers behind the news headlines of job losses, virtual schooling, and quarantines and into the lives of real midlife women who have found themselves on the brink of so many things during this pandemic: crisis and reinvention, breakdowns and breakthroughs.

"These essays are a record, a light, and a testament to what we all endured. Do not miss this collection." — Christie Tate, author of the New York Times bestseller, Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

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My Other Ex

Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends

Not all friendships are meant to last forever. There can be so much good, so much power, so much love in female friendships. But there is also a dark side of pain and loss. And surrounding that dark side there is often silence. The brave writers in this engrossing, diverse collection of 35 essays tell their own unique stories of failed friendships and remind us of the universality of loss.

"Friendships between women simmer with force and intensity, tenderness and manipulation, confidences and compassion. Then, sometimes, the simmer increases to a burn. My Other Ex collects stories of burnout, the slow burn, and the uncontrolled wildfire. Each reader will find someone she knows here, including herself." — Susanna Sonnenberg, author of She Matters: A Life In Friendships

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Mothering Through the Darkness

Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience

In this one-of-a-kind anthology, thirty mothers break the silence to dispel myths about postpartum mental health issues and explore the diversity of women’s experiences. Powerful and inspiring, Mothering Through the Darkness will comfort every mother who’s ever felt alone, ashamed, and hopeless―and, hopefully, inspire her to speak out.

"Each story has power on its own, but the essay collection as a whole drives home how many women suffer, how similar their suffering is, and how it's a tragedy that they think they are the only ones going through this and it is theirs to bear alone." — Lisa Belkin, award-winning journalist and author of Genealogy of a Murder 

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