How have the arts impacted you?
The arts have impacted my life tremendously. As a teenager, I can remember listening to music and reading books to transcend from my reality of misfortune to a mental place full of creativity and positivity.
What was your process like in writing your book?
This was my first book. I really didn’t know what to expect, therefore, I hired a professional editor and publisher. Because my story was so personal; I had a lot of emotional breakdowns with each chapter. I had to seek professional help, before I was able to complete my story.
What have you learned most about yourself from writing your book?
I learned that I had more patience than I thought I did. I contemplated having a ghost writer, however, I had a change of heart. Who can tell a personal testimony better than the person who have lived it?
What would you like women to walk away with after reading your book?
Dignity, Respect, High Self-Esteem, Knowing Your Worth and being Victorious. Also, knowing it’s okay to live through your scars. Scars heal overtime, just don’t become Broken.
Having accomplished so much, what can people expect from you now?I’m currently working on my second book. “Dear Black Man, It’s Okay To Cry”. This will be my #1 seller. I can feel it. I’m a business owner of multiple businesses and I plan to continue soaring.
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About Catrise Harris
Catrise Harris is the author of “Scarred but not Broken”. She’s a former model, owner of multiple businesses, and survivor. Catrise lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her three beautiful children, and she enjoys spending time with her children, comedy for laughter, and music to feed her soul. Despite the adversities that she faced in her earlier years, she has learned to rely on her belief in God and her love for her children to get her through.
Scarred, But Not Broken delves into the meaning of family and relationships, love and deceit—and how it is possible to maintain your sanity despite life’s challenges. It is proof that where you come from doesn’t have to determine where you can go, and it is a powerful message of how a troubled young girl can blossom into a powerful and confident woman. She faced courageous battles with molestation, abuse, homelessness, motherhood, and a whirlwind of struggle.