Karyn L. Freedman reads from “One Hour in Paris”

Karyn L. Freedman

On May Be Me Day’s Celebration, our Purple Pekoe Tea Party on Saturday May 31, Karyn L. Freedman will read from her powerful memoir, One Hour In Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery.

As described on the University of Chicago Press website, the book “weaves together Freedman’s personal experience with the latest philosophical, neuroscientific, and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized. Using her background as a philosopher, she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on recent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder and neuroplasticity to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible.”

Karyn was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1968, the middle of three girls. She has a BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto. She is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, where she began her teaching career in 2002. Karyn lives in Toronto and in her spare time plays left wing in a women’s recreational hockey league. One Hour in Paris is her first book.

The Purple Pekoe Tea Party will be held at La Maquette in Toronto – learn more about the event and join us by purchasing tickets online or by calling 416-392-3135.