“Give purpose to your pain. Share your story.” – Christine Macdonald
From working the pole – to sharing her soul. A bit corny, but that’s Christine. She’s also an abuse and cancer survivor, recovering drug addict and ex-stripper (Waikiki 1987-1996).
Her published work can be found in The Best Advice in Six Words, The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure, SMITH Magazine, Guide to Literary Agents, Scribd, Salon, and Anaheim Examiner.
Her essays, Welcome to the Jungle and State of Mind became instant features on the popular publishing site Scribd, earning Christine Rising Author spots in September and December of 2010.
Her piece, Voluntary Termination was featured in SMITH Magazine, which was later published (“Sunset Strip”) alongside such artists as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Melissa Etheridge, and Stephen Tobolowsky (Glee, Groundhog Day, Seinfeld, Californication) in the highly anticipated anthology, The Moment (Harper Collins) – available in book stores everywhere.