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In Desire and Exploration, Katherine Davis narrates her own surprise and delight: after decades of abuse and toxic stress, she finds what once was only a glimmer of hope on the horizon becomes the dawn of a new era in her life. Liberated from the worst physical and psychological effects of complex trauma, she celebrates becoming wholly herself, a creature of art and expression, of dissent and difference. She provides proof that with desire and exploration, you can live not just to tell the tale, but to fully embody the person you were meant to be.


In Live to Tell, Katherine Davis offers an insider’s perspective on surviving complex trauma, how she overcame both emotional and physical suffering to embrace the possibilities of a life hard-won but sustained by daring and defiance. With no shortage of courage and determination, she shares her insights with the help of poetry, fiction, song, and dance, as she explores ways to thrive despite adversity, find value in difference, and celebrate persistence even when the world doesn’t love you back. 


In Breathe and Move: Meditations after Trauma, Katherine Davis grapples with how to recover from long and complex emotional trauma, as she searches intuitively for new ways to live, finds the tools to heal her body and her mind, and seeks habits of feeling and being to reaffirm her value as an individual and celebrate her strength and idiosyncrasy. She invites readers to be companions on an ongoing journey with no set destination, propelled by curiosity, commitment, and zeal for discovery.

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Full Out

More Life in Motion

In Full Out: More Life in Motion, Katherine Davis celebrates continuing adventure and persistence. Having survived an almost terminal cancer, she finds love in Rochester, New York, gets an education in the American south, writes about avant-garde poetry in Pocatello, Idaho, works reluctantly as a federal bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., and transforms herself into a fully healthy human being in the wilds of western Canada. Full Out narrates one woman’s coming to terms with a long history of emotional trauma and how she heals, finding her purpose, confronting her past, coming to full voice, full mind, full body, embracing a future she never dreamed she could have.    

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Still Dancing

A Memoir

In Still Dancing, Katherine Davis tells the story of her early life as a girl determined to grow into a strong and articulate woman despite being hampered by a household of silence and control and by an almost terminal cancer that required a bone marrow transplant in 1986 when she was 16. Out of pain, desire, will, and reflection, she emerges as a figure of resilience, intellect, and art, overcoming adversity to observe the world’s beauty and diversity, and always affirm life’s continuing dance.

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