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Glenbard Parent Series to present author’s take on healing divides

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Real American: A Memoir,” with author Julie Lythcott-Haims, at 7 p.m. Feb. 8, via Zoom.

Go to glenbardgps.org for the link to the webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or to submit a question in advance, send an email to gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

In her book, “Real American,” Lythcott-Haims talks about her journey from self-loathing to self-love as a biracial woman living in predominantly white spaces. The only child of a marriage between a Black father and a white British mother, Lythcott-Haims shows how microaggressions, discrimination and racism can puncture a person’s inner life. She also expresses the healing power of community in overcoming the pain and isolation of being considered “the other.”

Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of “How to Raise an Adult.” Her most recent book, “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult,” aims to help people lead a more authentic adulthood. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean.

For information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.