Growing up as a sensitive child, I felt invisible. I had a voice, but nobody listened to it. In my twenties, an abusive partner harnessed my ability to express myself. After I left him in my thirties, I wanted to shout from the rooftops all I'd learned, lost, and how I'd healed myself.
My writing keeps my voice alive.
My writing is nonfiction. The Sensitive One (She Writes Press), my memoir of redemption, tells the story of a woman who escapes harrowing circumstances and starts anew—but it's also a story of how our legacy lives within us and how healing from the adverse effects of childhood can genuinely take a lifetime.
My work reflects my philosophy" This above all: to thine own self be true." My writing is motivated by a sincere desire to positively impact my readers by sharing personal experiences and insights while feeling a sense of shared humanity.
My writing takes the form of narratives, poetry, and essays. Using courage learned in overcoming a traumatic past, I write from the heart with honesty and compassion to awaken my readers to the things that matter to me—the strength of the human spirit, women's rights, trauma, healing, love, loss, and the power of self-expression.
Susan Frances Morris is the award-winning author of a memoir titled The Sensitive One, published by She Writes Press in August 2021. Foreword Review awarded The Sensitive One the 2021 Gold Winner for autobiography and memoir. It’s an inspirational story of redemption—a woman who escapes harrowing circumstances and starts anew—but also a story of how our legacy lives within us and how healing from the adverse effects of childhood can genuinely take a lifetime.