The Electricity of Every Living Thing: One Woman’s Walk with Asperger’s – Katherine May

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Saturday 18 May

Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable 

2pm -3pm, £5 (Paperback Launch) 

A life-affirming and perspective-shifting memoir of one woman’s walk in the wilds as she comes to terms with an Asperger’s diagnosis.

In August 2015, Katherine May set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She wanted to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life; why motherhood had been so overwhelming and isolating, and why the world felt full of inundation and expectations she can’t meet. Setting her feet down on the rugged and difficult path by the sea, the answer begins to unfold. It’s a chance encounter with a voice on the radio that sparks a realisation that she has Asperger’s Syndrome. ‘The Electricity of Every Living Thing’ tells the story of the year in which Katherine comes to terms with her diagnosis. It leads to a re-evaluation of her life so far – a kinder one, which finally allows her to be different rather than simply awkward, arrogant or unfeeling. The physical and psychological journeys become inextricably entwined, and as Katherine finds her way across the untameable coast, she also finds the way to herself. This book is an exploration of wild landscapeswhat it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unique minds.

Part of the Write Mind Launch Weekend, 18-19 May 2019 – see HERE  for full details

£5 per event or £20 for the weekend (excluding workshops), £35 for the weekend (including workshops) 

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