Jen Yontz-Orlando

Jen believes in the transformational power of Bibliotherapy and stories. She says when we read, write, talk and share our difficult stories, we transform our minds, bodies, lives, communities, and the world. She wishes for everyone to learn how to share these stories and heal.

“Who Are You?”

This story documents the night of terror when the narrator’s son experienced his first psychotic break. This night, reality was bent by delusions and paranoia, and the family was never the same again.


Here, the narrator describes how her father was emotionally triggered by a young runaway colt that reminded him of the identical twin brother who had died many years earlier in a tragic car crash. As a result, the narrator learns her father has deep emotional scars that she can only imagine.

My Chronic Pain Story

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“Sr. Josephine”

In this short story, the narrator attempts to find a proper learning environment for her young son, who has difficulties reading. Sadly and to her astonishment, she could not find it at her local parochial school and had to look further into other options.

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