At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), sharing our personal stories and journeys are important to us. Finding the words and putting those words to the keyboard or to paper, makes a difference, not only for us as individuals, but to us as a brain injury community as a whole.
Here’s a list of writers and links that we think are just the BEST. We encourage you to read and share their words.
Mia Dalene Marcum-McCoy: Mia is an author, inspirational speaker, philanthropist, BEST board member and a brain injury survivor since 2001. Proceeds from her book, Phenomenal Brain Power: From Brain Injury to Brain Awakening, go to charities that benefit people living with brain injury to increase their quality of life through medical services, social activities and educational opportunities.
David A. Grant: David s a freelance writer and the author of Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury and a BEST board member. In early 2013, he founded the Facebook page, TBI Hope & Inspiration. David is also the publisher of TBI HOPE Magazine.
Maggie DePuye-Phillips: Maggie is a caregiver/care partner for a disabled veteran with a TBI/PTSD. Maggie is passionate about caregiver issues and is an advocate for veterans and individuals with disabilities. She is also a BEST board member and BEST guest blogger who pens articles on caregiving.
Jeff Sebell: BEST friend, Jeff Sebell, penned the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking book, Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury, which was released in August of 2014. He also writes a blog at TBISurvivor.com.
Cheryl Green: BEST friend, Cheryl Green, is a nationally-renowned filmmaker, blogger, podcaster, educator and advocate, She also shares a blog at her documentary website, whoamitostopit.com.
Barbara Stahura: BEST friend, Barbara Stahura, a writer, instructional course designer, certified journal facilitator and caregiver, helps others find the power of journaling to tell their stories, share their thoughts and build personal empowerment.
Elissa Farmer: BEST friend, guest blogger, writer, poet and mental health advocate, Elissa Farmer shares her personal stories on her blog about mental health.
Michelle Munt: Michelle Munt is a writer and survivor from the United Kingdom that has become one of our favorite BEST Twitter friends. Her blog is at jumbledbrain.com.
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training (various): Lash and Associates is a publishing company specializing in brain injury and has been serving the brain injury community for over two decades. Their award-winning blog features authors from all over the nation.
Brainline: The Brainline.org website features valuable resources and tools for the brain injury community; however, it also features a blog (including our own David A. Grant as a contributor) and other powerful personal stories to read from readers.