ABOUT “SHE RISES”:
“She Rises” is an illustrated poetry book by TED Speaker, Katie Zeppieri, that takes readers on a mental health journey from darkness to light. Separated into three parts: “She Falls”, “She Rises” and “She Perseveres”, the book speaks to some of the challenges that girls and women experience including: anxiety, depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem, while seeking to inspire the reader to rise above and stay strong even in the most difficult of circumstances.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katie Zeppieri is proud to be the founder of GIRL TALK Empowerment, an organization that empowers girls to overcome personal challenges and be inspired to make their mark on the world. Over 10,000 girls have been empowered through GIRL TALK thus far. Katie is also the author of the book, “GIRL TALK” which is used as a teaching resource at schools across North America.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Mary Purdie is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. She draws inspiration from her personal experiences to create art that amplifies discussions around topics like grief, healing, personal growth, and mental health.
“What I love most about She Rises is the universality of each poem – the words touch the heart and soul, creating a deeper, nuanced understanding of anxiety and depression for all young women.” -Dr. Gursharan Virdee, D.Psy., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice), Psychologist & Researcher, CAMH
“Katie Zeppieri has captured the internal voices that have whispered to almost every girl, every woman at some point in her life. The messages in this book validate many of our experiences, shining a hopeful light on the possibilities within all of us.” -Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education, OCDSB