Let’s Meet Grace.
Grace is a graduate of Georgetown University and is currently preparing to teach 10th-grade history at an International School in Chile. She hopes to continue her work in the field of education and facilitation in the long term. Grace believes that dialogue is key to relationships and work. She created a dialogue series at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation to highlight vulnerability as a strength in the workplace.
The Rector Girls.
To summarize, after her single mother passed away, Grace got a tattoo—and wrote a book. A motherless daughter since the week before her 21st birthday, Grace found writing to be a coping mechanism for her grief. At 22 years old, Grace published The Rector Girls with the hope of memorializing her mother and honoring her legacy.
Pouring her love, grief, and familial experiences into the written word, Grace ties her relationship with her mother and travels into The Rector Girls.
Her book is about the lifelong lessons and intimate bond between mother and daughter. The story reveals how life never goes according to plan but that the improvisations make it unique. Honest, heartfelt, and heartbreaking, Grace lets us into her world and her most vulnerable moments, inspiring readers to live their life with fullness and gratitude.
In addition, this captivating memoir reveals the beauty of an untraditional family: from her mom handpicking “the Big Kids,” Grace’s chosen siblings, to letting Grace hitchhike across the Bolivian border. Each chapter is embedded with tokens of wisdom, such as “Learn from Strangers,” “Ask and You Shall Receive,” and “Celebrate Everything.” At its core, The Rector Girls is about the lifelong lessons and intimate bond between mother and daughter. Honest, heartfelt, and heartbreaking.
In short, we will be talking about why she wrote her book and the legacy her mom left for her. In addition, Grace and I live in the same community of Westchester, within the large city of Los Angeles. How did Westchester play a role in her life?
Grace lets us into her most vulnerable moments, inspiring readers to live their life with fullness and gratitude.
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