Author, Hell If We Don’t Change Our Ways: A Memoir
This week, Ira spoke with award-winning writer Brittany Means, author of Hell If We Don’t Change Our Ways: A Memoir. In this memoiric episode of “Ira’s Everything Bagel,” Brittany talks about growing up while on the run with her mother away from an abusive boyfriend; and breaking out of the cycle of trauma; learning how to heal as an adult; when she realized writing could affect people; how she adjusted to college life despite coming from a “weird” background; and proving that people can endure and prosper despite a negative background.
Brittany Means is a writer and editor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of Iowa’s MFA Nonfiction Writing Program, she has received several awards for her work, including the Magdalena Award, Geneva Fellowship, the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano, and the Herodotus Award.