Jodi Girouard, B.A. in Education and English, PWLE (she/her)
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil and transform a blank page into a creative outlet. I’m learning to truly believe in the beauty, indeed the magic, of living. I am a wife to my husband of 32 years, mother to three sons, a poet and author, a client of NCSS and now Howard Center for the last twenty five years.
I have a book entitled, Living with the Neighbors coming out as an ebook in August of 2021. It is a journey through what it is like to live through my mental illness. I continue to write poetry to express emotions, to capture life in the natural world of Vermont that I reside in. I believe in the possibilities to uplift as many as I can, and an endless supply of hope given out so all can truly be seen. I am nobody but Jodi. Let us all be brave ourselves.
A five minute video on reaching out to help one another, giving hope, and reading the poem, Running through Fields.