Tracy Strauss has published narrative nonfiction and essays in The Huffington Post, Poets & Writers Magazine, Salon, Cognoscenti, Beyond the Margins, The Southampton Review, and other publications. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University and an MFA in screenwriting from Boston University, and currently teaches writing at the New England Conservatory of Music, Lesley University, and Grub Street in Boston. She also serves as the Vice President of Communications and Internship Mentor for the Women’s National Book Association Boston Chapter. She is currently seeking a publisher for her memoir, Notes on Proper Usage, which received a 2012 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award. Learn more at http://www.tracystrauss.com Follow @TracyLStrauss
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My Cat And I Healed From Trauma Together
I was a single thirty-two year old college writing professor battling post-traumatic stress disorder, standing inside "Saint Meows," a cat shelter in North Cambridge, Massachusetts, peering at a huddled runny-nosed sabo-tabby, when a flash of light ricocheted off the shiny metal bars of the animal cages, catching my eye.