ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Life takes guts. I love your guts." ~elemem
Lara Margaret Marjerrison is a freedom fighter on a quest to liberate the voiceless, beaten down, and bound using the sacred power of stories. Through her workshops, talks, poetry, and performance, she helps people tap into the unlimited power of words to heal from harm so they can show up as their whole selves, fully present and grounded in their power. Ultimately, all her work is about connection, because she knows that when we connect, we care, and when we care, we take better care...of ourselves, of others, and of the world around us.
I just finished reading grief & loss & love & sex cover to cover. It's achingly beautiful.
Heather Reisman, Chief Book Lover, Indigo, Chapters, Coles
Lara's words and works are inspiring and sometimes come to me exactly when I need them. Following her is always challenging and fruitful.
Jo-Anne Wilson, Writer & Editor, Freelance
grief & loss & love & sex is more than a book of poetry. It is a laying bare of the soul, a finding of truths, a search for light. It is a quick read, and it is a book I don’t think I will ever stop reading...I highly encourage you to check out this book.
Connie Crosby, Librarian, Consultant, Crosby Group
IN THE MEDIA
SUICIDE NOTED PODCAST
Lara in Ontario
Each year, millions of people around the world attempt to take their own lives- millions. And we almost never talk about it. On this podcast, host Sean Wellington talks with suicide attempt survivors, so we can hear their stories—in their words.
Faith Will Be Required
May 14, 2020
In this powerful piece, Lara explores how the right decisions are often not easy decisions and in that place within ourselves where our deepest truths reside, our clearest choices are most in alignment with our greater life’s purpose.
CKWS THE MORNING SHOW
April 18, 2019
Lara Margaret Marjerrison will bike from Toronto to Montreal for the Friends for Life organization. Lara will also perform with stories and poetry readings at certain stops along the way.
"I couldn’t put this book down. Raw, honest and beautifully written. Marjerrison talks so openly and honestly about her grief and I couldn’t stop reading her poems because she gave words to feelings I could never describe. Succinct, heartbreaking, inspiring.. and what it means to be human" ~Cathy
SHE DOES THE CITY
How I Recover
December 18, 2017
Overcoming addiction has been a twenty-year-long process for me.
103.9 PROUD FM
Three Point Philosophy
February 11, 2013
Speaking as "The Raw Retreat Girl" with Mike Chalut about the three essential elements of living a life of thrival, beyond mere survival. This is the philosophy I live by to this day.
NB: The email mentioned in this segment is no longer in use.
OWN LIFE STORY PROJECT
Falling in Love and Broken Hearts
January 3, 2013
"Life Story Project illustrates our shared human connection by capturing beautiful, poignant moments of real people baring their souls. Life Story Project reminds us that we are all human and struggle with the same issues of love, loss, pain, fear and regret... Everyone has a story to tell. Sometimes all it takes is the right question."
To book Lara for an interview, please use the form on the contact page.