Okay, so I’m stealing this item from another blog I edit — http://TLAzine.blogspot.com, but the story is just too compelling to not share. Barbara Esrig tells the story of surviving a car accident that nearly took her life and finding meaning through the power of words — and her story is now featured on the StoryCorps site. Barbara is writer-in-residence in the Shands Arts-in-Medicine program in Gainesville, FL. where she does oral histories for patients to remind them that they are more than just a diagnosis. She’s presently collaborating on a book on these oral histories as well as writing about her own work. Listen to her story and check out her amazing work. Barbara has been a frequent attendee at the Power of Words conference, and she has been active in the field of Transformative Language Arts for many years.