The Evidence I Have Lived: The Complete Writings of Lisa F. Gullo

This posthumously published poetry anthology has been produced to celebrate the life and written work of Lisa F. Gullo. The adversity she faced in her life both from physical and mental illness is nothing short of epic. The hope is that her words challenge, comfort, and inspire you to love and embrace life’s journey.”
– Victoria Hyla Maldonado, Editor

“Sadly there is no ice bucket challenge for migraines, especially not the hemiplegic kind. No 5K race to raise awareness. So here is my attempt to do that. If you are a migraine sufferer, please like and share. Not for me, but for all that suffer, usually in silence surrounded by way too many unopened medical bills.” – Lisa F. Gullo (1967-2018)

“The voices of those who struggle with mental health need to be shared so others who have been silenced by shame or stigma can listen to stories that sound like their own. We need to create a sense of community so those who also have mental health concerns know that they are not alone and that their lives and their experiences matter. Lisa Gullo’s poetry and Victoria Hyla Maldonado’s editing are doing just that in this anthology.”
– Lauren Harris, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

“A beautifully honest tribute to Lisa Gullo and her struggle through uncertainty, pain to hopefulness. Editor Victoria Hyla Maldonado masterfully introduces and shares these writings as someone who knew and loved Lisa as a way to honor her life and to help others. This compilation will take you on a journey of great agony. but brings you to a place of hope and healing, just as Lisa would have wanted.”
– Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor, Community Christian Church; Author of Helping People Find Their Way Back to God

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About author

Victoria Hyla Maldonado has been writing all her life and has worked professionally as a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has edited all forms of writing across various industries, but she particularly has a love for bringing book manuscripts, both short and long, to their fullest potential. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children is the author of the children’s books “Bartleby the Brave” (“Miedosin el Valiente” en español), “Tears for the Butterfly,” “Monstery Donstery Dock,” and “Tempest the Turtle.” She is also the author of the substantive women’s fiction novels (Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy) as well as a variety of published short stories with more to come.

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