Firewalkers at City Space

On Thursday, October 22 there will be a book launch at City Space on the Downtown Mall for Firewalkers: Madness, Beauty, and Mystery.  Firewalkers is an anthology of stories about seven women dealing with mental illness. Firewalkers is also part of a program sponsored by Vocal, a non-profit to redefine mental illness and help people recover.

“When we set out to create Firewalkers, we wanted people to know a mental illness diagnosis is not a death sentence,” says editor Cassandra Nudel. “It is not the end of the line or the last thing that will ever happen in your life. It is a strange and unexpected journey that most of us never asked for or ever wanted. But after walking through the fire, it has brought us somewhere. And for some of us, we could not go back. Even if we could. What is labeled “mental illness” can be a profound, turbulent, soiritual experience that has the power to enrick us, reveal unknown strengths, and transform our lives.”

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm. Contact Malaina Proore for more information at 434-243-7878, ext. 22 or malaina@vocalvirginia.org