Author Tags: Alcohol
Morningstar Mercredi has lived in Cranbrook, Kimberly, Merritt, Penticton and Surrey.
Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit (Coteau Books, 2006).
(Promo from Coteau Books)
Morningstar Mercredi was born and lived in the north - Forth Cipewayan and Fort McMurray in Alberta, Uranium City in Saskatchewan, and a number of small communities. Sexually abused from an early age, by family members and the boyfriends she turned to for consolation, she was promiscuous, alcoholic and a drug user by the time she was thirteen. She married when she was sixteen and had a son two years later. Everything was a struggle. Days and weeks of sobriety were followed by weeks and months of drinking and self-abuse.
Then, when her son was four, things began to change. Morningstar found support, from the community, from her son, and from within herself, to be a good mother, find employment, keep relationships and reconnect with her family. Today, she is a strong and creative member of her community and eager to tell her story of defeat and ultimate triumph.