Winner of the 2020 Speaker's Book Award. Resilience is Futile recounts the story of Julie S. Lalonde, an award-winning advocate for women's rights, who kept the secret of her own experience fleeing intimate partner violence at age twenty. It is a story of survival, courage, and ultimately, hope. Ms. Lalonde recounts her experiences as a survivor who refused to give up, and she presents a challenge to the ways we understand trauma and resilience in our society.
By Julie S. Lalonde