"A gem is not polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." Proverb
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Louise Mathewson holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago. An author and poet, her work has appeared in numerous publications including Wordgathering: Journal of Disability Poetry,Cup of Comfort (Vol. 1), Mochila Review, Boulder County Kid and Sasee magazines and internationally in Borderlines Vol. 2, an anthology published by the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Louise has always loved to write about the sacred moments in everyday experiences, but today those experiences hold even deeper meaning. In February 2003 Louise emerged from a two-week coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Though a struggle at first, Louise resumed writing as soon as she was able. Today she lives with her husband in Eden Prairie, Minnesota where she continues to write and recover.