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Ellen Bass



Ellen Bass, MA, is an American poet and author. Her work in the field of healing from childhood sexual abuse led her to write the bestselling The Courage to Heal. She is a cofounder of the Survivors Healing Center in Santa Cruz, a nonprofit organization that offers services to survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection

This anthology features poems by Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Donald Hall, Marie Howe, Naomi Shihab Nye and many others. These poets, from all walks of life, and from all over America, prove to us the possibility of creating in our lives what Dr.

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I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

A reissue of the now-classic anthology (with more than 60,000 copies sold) of deeply moving testimonies by survivors of child sexual abuse with a new afterword by Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal.

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The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.

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Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies

Free Your Mind is the definitive practical guide for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth -- and their families, teachers, counselors and friends. For too long, gay youth have wanted to be themselves and to feel good about it, but most have been isolated, afraid, harassed, or worse.

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Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children

There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them. Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive.

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The World Has Need of You

You do make a difference, the poet is saying, you are needed, there really is an "invisible tug between you and everything."

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