Together We Can Redefine And Heal

Christina Somera Author Interview

Rooted HEIR shares your story of self-discovery and healing from your past traumas and abuse while helping others start the healing process. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I didn’t start with the intention of writing a book my intention was to heal. I knew that I had to stop running, and get completely honest with myself. I had to allow myself to remember, to feel every emotion that either I couldn’t at the time or had suppressed, and to tell what was true to me. I had to tell myself my own story. Writing became an intracule part of my healing process. I couldn’t help but wish that I had someone or something to shed light and guide me while going through all the difficult moments that life was preparing me for. I began to see how this was so much bigger than just me. It pushed me to go deeper, be more transparent, to be as authentic as I possibly could be so that my readers knew I could feel them, I could see them, and I could hear them, because I was them. If by chance somehow Rooted HEIR made it into their lives I wanted them to be empowered and inspired. To know that they matter, their stories matter, and together we can redefine and heal.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The whole process was emotionally hard but the most freeing thing I have ever done. There were countless times I wanted to quit and say forget it but the calling was too great. If I had to choose just one thing, I would say the most difficult part to write about was not about what was done to me but the realizations that came to me when holding up the mirror and looking at myself. It is easy to blame the actions of others for why our behaviors may be a certain way, the hard part is getting completely honest with ourself to see where we need to take responsibility. The cleansing the roots to bare good fruit. I had only wished it didn’t take me over 20 years to start the process.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life?

“Healing is not leaner my dear, it is an everyday journey.”

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

Things are not always what they appear to be and we just never know who is dealing with what no matter how it looks on the outside. I truly hope my readers can walk away inspired to continue their healing journey with hope remembering to JKG. We just never know who’s testimony can be someone else’s survival guide.

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A memoir that speaks through scars and helps transform trauma into wisdom

Trauma f*ucking sucks! There is nothing gentle, pretty, or rosy about it! Its painful, dark, and lonely. Rooted HEIR is a vivid and transparent memoir that takes you on one woman’s journey of suffering, self-discovery, and forgiveness.

In a span of three days the illusion bubble burst. Christina finds herself sitting in a dark room feeling so small and insignificant. She has a choice to make, more of the same or change. After more than two decades of avoiding the painful truth, running from herself, and pretending it was time to drop the shackles of shame.

Have you ever asked yourself, who am I, when you strip away the titles and roles that you’ve been defined by? Well, she did, and she didn’t have a clue. She needed to hold up the mirror, grab the shovel, and start unearthing the traumas that held her freedom. But where do you start? …At the beginning.

In her own words Christina reveals the most intimate parts of her life from the childhood abuses to her own self-destructive ways, and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rooted HEIR is a courageous story filled with the voice of brutal honesty. Her voice that was silenced so many times now can be heard in hopes that others will know they too can speak. Let’s heal, be empowered, be inspired, and redefine our lives. THE TIME IS NOW!

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