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Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

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In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking and funny, Dear Scarlet perfectly captures the quiet desperation of those suffering from PPD and the profound feelings of inadequacy and loss. As Teresa grapples with h ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2019 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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Brigitte
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book took me right back in time to the birth of my premature first born. It has my mind whirling and wanting to spend some time in quiet reflection. While my heart hurts for the trials and suffering Teresa went through on her postpartum journey(s), it’s also almost relieving to know someone else has been through rough times and ‘gets it’. It’s a short and endearing read which I completed in a waiting room while my son is undergoing oral surgery. It’s a touching tale with lovely illu ...more
Gabriela
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you Edelweiss for this DRC.

Well this a honest and necessary book about motherhood, so many things goes under taboo about that subject that I think it's really important to start talking to stop this ideal idea about maternal instinct and how people who gestates are just program by nature to manage that highly stressful situation.
Molly
Teresa Wong's illustrated account of her post-partum depression is courageous, funny, and sad -- difficult things for a book to be all at once. She wrestles with her guilt over not being able to breastfeed, feelings of inadequacy and self-blame, but through all of this, still manages to convey the love she feels for her newborn daughter. It's one of the first graphic novels that I can recall frankly addressing PPD, and that alone makes it a standout.
Amit Verma
Jan 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a lovely help book for all mothers and would be mothers.
It focuses mainly on post partum blues and depression but also discusses othe aspects like peripartum problems faced by mother and whole family.
It is simple, informative and very helpful. Easy to understand language and diagrams.
If you are looking for art, colors and designs you will not find any as drawings are simple. But thats how guidebooks should be. Simple and to the mark with minimum jargon.
It would be helpful foe everybody
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Karen Styles
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Dear Scarlet’ resonated with me deeply. It is courageous, vulnerable and beautiful all at the same time. Teresa Wong’s telling of her personal journey with postpartum depression in the form of a graphic memoir has a way of opening up this (sometimes) dark topic to the light and providing hope in the middle of the muck of the mental health struggles.

Though I’m not a parent, I’ve experienced depression and ‘Dear Scarlet’ made me feel seen and understood in a way that I can’t describe. Whether fo
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Teresa Wong is a professional writer and amateur mother who had three children in less than five years. At first, she thought the challenges of motherhood would completely derail her writing career—and it did, for years. But she now realizes that raising small children forces her to pay attention, stay buoyant and tell worthwhile stories. When the kids are asleep, she writes and draws pictures. Wh ...more