Anger and widowhood go hand in hand, and yet even though we feel it as much as any other emotion, we are never allowed to talk about it, let alone show it to the world.
Abigail Carter was an expat Canadian living in New Jersey with her husband and two young children, when her husband died in the attack on the twin towers on 9/11. Following the catastrophe, Abby moved to Seattle with her children and began writing to try to come to terms with what had happened to her family. That act opened another world to her and she wrote The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow's Transformation as a form of catharsis after her husband's death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The Alchemy of Loss was chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2008 and was long-listed for the B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Canada’s largest Non-Fiction prize. Abigail self-published a novel, Remember the Moon in 2014. Her work has also appeared in SELF magazine, Reader's Digest Canada, MSN.com, Huffington Post, and MORE.com and on her blog, abigailcarter.com. Abigail is now working on a novel about Camp Widow.
Everyone has the capacity to be creative. Creativity can mean something different to every individual. We often think of creativity as painting or singing or writing, but creativity can be found in every aspect of our lives…