"Through the bittersweet process I learned that growth, understanding, and acceptance take their due course. What's important is not to lose hope and not to yield into despair. Stop, take a beath, and put a distance between raw wounds and irrational thoughts. Trust in time. It takes and it gives; it rips but it also heals. When you finally let go of what was not yours, you will be left with all that is, and regain, as I did, the Will to live, to forgive, and to rebuild what no one will be able to take away from you again." ~ F. Atalay~”
—Will of my Own - A Memoir
Born into a rich culture of her Turkish heritage which she left behind as a child, Ms Atalay lived her life in Europe and North America where she taught and wrote in English, the language she acquired as a teen. Her constant search for her unique identity and...