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“It is so powerful, so intimate, so unsettling, so brave, so word precious, so chokingly real, so important, so beautiful, so unbelievable, and I am only up to “Scruffy”. I just wanted you to know, I am reading it but it is taking me awhile to get through it as it just stops me dead so many times.”

Fortunate Daughter:

by Rosie McMahan

Fortunate Daughter is available on Amazon, B&N, Indiebound, Bookshop.org, Apple, Kobo, etc.

You can go to any of those websites and search by title or my name, and my book should appear. You can then use the links provided on those websites. 

As a longtime fan of indie bookstores, I also encourage friends and family to buy from their local bookstore as a way to generate goodwill.

My aim is to promote all of us talking (more) about the reality of healing opportunities in our lives. 

If you would like to contact me, the best way is through email: rosiemcmahan@gmail.com

Heart 2 Heart with Rosie McMahan

where you can listen to remarkable and illuminating conversations, sparked by genuine interest in what really promotes speaking truth to power and healing our body, mind and heart, conversations that I have had with reflective and well informed people in my life after they read my book.

Conversation with Dr. Judith Herman and Emily Schatzow, the two clinicians who worked with my family and I. Hear what they have to say on the topic of breaking secrecy. Judith Lewis Herman M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry (part time) at Harvard Medical School. For thirty years, until she retired, she was Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA. Dr. Herman is the author of two award-winning books: Father-Daughter Incest (Harvard University Press, 1981), and Trauma and Recovery (Basic Books, 1992). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2007 she was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Emily Schatzow, M.Ed. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA, offering individual and group psychotherapy and consultation to therapists and clients. She is a Senior Consultant at  VISIONS, Inc.  a non-profit training and consulting organization, specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion. Her publications include Breaking Secrecy: Adult Survivors Disclose To Their Families (co-authored by Judith). Emily and Judith run an ongoing consultation group for clinicians focusing on trauma.

Conversation with Beth Fraster I, friend and colleague. Hear what Beth has to say about the impact my book had on her and her observation that there were a number of people who could have intervened on my family’s behalf and didn’t. For over 30 years, she has worked with and advocated for young people within a framework that values, honors and places emphasis on trusting relationships as a crucial element in healing.  She has held young people’s stories of trauma and journeyed with them as they move to a better place and believes we cannot do this without restorative practices. The impact of trauma on individuals, families and our communities need more attention as a social justice tool, creating more equitable space for all.  
Conversation with Beth Fraster II. Hear more about the ways in which Beth reflects with me on how trusting relationships play a critical role in my story of healing and reconciliation. Maybe these reflections will help guide us.


After having conversations with me, Kaydance CiCi Scotto shared this image. One of 12 they created, inspired by a variety of books that they’ve been engaging with around healing justice and building relationships, etc.