In an era where resilience and joy are more important than ever, a new anthology titled “WE CHOOSE JOY: How 22 Women Went Beyond Healing to Create Joyful Lives” is set to inspire readers across the globe. Curated by Linda Laird Staszewski, this compelling collection of stories is a testament to the strength and spirit of women who have faced adversity and emerged stronger, more radiant, and filled with joy.

This book is a tribute to the power of choice, the strength of the human spirit, and the transformative power of joy. It features 22 extraordinary women who have walked through the fire of severe trauma only to emerge stronger and more radiant than ever before. These women refused to let their past define them; instead, they chose to rise from the ashes and create lives filled with purpose, passion, and above all else – joy.

Among these inspiring women is our dear friend and fellow author Tharifa Noor. A strong, ultra-positive, and amazing woman whose legacy continues to touch so many lives with her stories of love, giving, courage, and joy. Her story serves as a beacon of hope for those navigating their own journeys towards healing and joy.

The anthology is not just a collection of stories; it’s an invitation to step into a world where resilience transforms into unyielding joy. It’s a guide that shows that joy, however elusive it may seem, is within reach – in the face of a friend, in the sun peeking through the clouds or in a long calm breath as you marvel at the miracle of a blossoming flower.

The women featured in this anthology include Bea Baylor, Inez Bracy, Rachelle Bryant, Pam Vogt Duffin, Tammy Lyn Fox, Alisa Gannon, Roberta Holdsworth, Andrea Jeffress, Sarah Lynne Joint, Christal Lepak, Cathi Gg Mitchell, Tharifa Noor, Remlee Peck, Huong Phung, Cynthia Primm, Stephanie Reagle, Theresa Ream, Taira Ruzzi, Ella Smith, Linda Staszewski, Michelle Walker and Bonnie Zehentner.

“WE CHOOSE JOY: How 22 Women Went Beyond Healing to Create Joyful Lives” is a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration. It’s a reminder that joy is not just a fleeting emotion but a choice that we can make every day. The book launches on November 10th in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Join us in celebrating these remarkable women and their stories of resilience and joy. Choose joy in your journey!

About the Curator: Linda Laird Staszewski is an accomplished author and curator who is passionate about sharing stories of resilience and transformation. Her work is dedicated to empowering women and inspiring readers to find joy in their own journeys.

Press Contact: Linda Laird Staszewski