Real Talk w/Terry

It Is Written: Author Series_ Episode 1

Host, Terry Cato introduces the quarantine series, “It Is Written” a series of author interviews. Her first guest, Dr. Gerri Forte is the author of “Of Prayers and Beatings”.

The story of Cleodine Georgette Duarté is told through firsthand narrative style as she discovers pertinent historical information that led to her understanding and forgiveness of the parent whose emotionally imbalanced actions terrorized her childhood while at the same time developed the foundation for the person that she has become. 
The story begins in rural Mississippi during the 1800’s when the first members of her father’s family were imported from the Bahamas to a plantation in Newton Mississipi and transgresses through the decades to life in the current day Silicon Valley.  An understanding of mental illness coupled with the impact of systemic racism help Cleodine to understand, forgive and love.

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