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Teresa Wong - book author

Teresa Wong is a professional writer and amateur mother who had three children in less than five years. At first, she thought the challenges of motherhood would completely derail her writing career—and it did, for years. But she now realizes that raising small children forces her to pay attention, stay buoyant and tell worthwhile stories. When the kids are asleep, she writes and draws pictures. When she is asleep, it’s never for long. Dear Scarlet is her first book.

Follow her on Instagram @by_teresawong, where she posts drawings and letters for her children.

Teresa Wong is the author of books: Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

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In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking and funny, Dear Scarlet perfectly captures the quiet desperation of those suffering from PPD and the profound feelings of inadequacy and loss. As Teresa grapples with her fears and anxieties and grasps at potential remedies, coping mechanisms, and her mother’s Chinese elixirs, we come to understand one woman's battle against the cruel dynamics of postpartum depression.

Dear Scarlet is a poignant and deeply personal journey through the complexities of new motherhood, offering hope to those affected by PPD, as well as reassurance that they are not alone.