In today's episode, writer Ona Gritz and I talk about her life with a disability, and how she has come to greater self-acceptance, wholeness, gratitude and love. Ona is the author of the poetry collection, Geode, and the memoir On the Whole: a Story of Mothering and Disability. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Ploughshares, and many other journals and anthologies. Ona has also written two children’s books, including Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me, which Nick Jr. Family Magazine named Best Alphabet Book of the year, and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine named one of six Best Books for 2005 and included in their list of Teacher’s Picks.
The episode title "Broken Things Can Shine" comes from Ona's poem "Geode."
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