PATRICIA EAGLE discovered language with her first word, “bird,” and later found great solace in nature. Six decades of journaling also served as a life buoy—tangible evidence of a life explored in earnest while being tossed by the confounding experiences of childhood sexual abuse.
Her experience as a high school teacher informed her master’s research on the use of “professional reflective journaling,” a method to help educators better understand themselves and their students. A story gatherer, Patricia maintains an unyielding commitment to excavating and acknowledging what is resilient about her life and the lives of others, as an author and a Life-Cycle Celebrant®. She has seven stories published in four anthologies and online with the National Home Funeral Alliance.
Patricia and her family live amidst mountains and hot springs in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado, where she watches the Milky Way splash across the night skies. Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival is her first book.