Honest. Brave. Vulnerable.
Hollay Ghadery discusses her memoir Fuse
which explores the documented prevalence of mental health issues in bi-racial women.
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. If you are new to the program Welcome! And if you’re returning Welcome Back! This week’s guest is Hollay Ghadery. Hollay is a writer, editor, creative consultant. A mother of four. When she’s not parenting and when the gyms are open, Hollay enjoys lifting heavy things. Fuse was published by Guernica Editions.
Drawing on her own experiences as a woman of Iranian and British Isle descent, writer Hollay Ghadery dives into conflicts and uncertainty surrounding the bi-racial female body and identity, especially as it butts up against the disparate expectations of each culture. Painfully and at times, reluctantly, Fuse probes and explores the documented prevalence of mental health issues in bi-racial women.
Hollay writes about her eating disorder, substance abuse, self-mutilation, self-hatred, and an anxiety disorder. I am in awe of Hollay's honesty and vulnerability.
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Hollay's Author Advice & A Reading
Listen to Hollay Ghadery as she reads from her memoir Fuse. Hollay's advice for authors is to read A LOT. Read widely. Read EVERYTHING and to take notes about what you loved about them.