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When mothers write w/ Libby Jeffrey (Momalong)
Inspired by her grandmother's writing prowess, Libby Jeffrey found reason and strength to write about her experiences as a new mother during the pandemic in her book, Babybytes. Today, she facilities writing circles for mothers around the world, guiding them to use writing as a creative tool to navigate the highs and lows of motherhood. She joins Lerit and Tobi to share her journey as a writer, mother, traveler, and community facilitator.
Libby Jeffrey is a facilitator, writer, and mom to a toddler. In 2020, Libby self-published her first book, Babybytes: Becoming a Mom as the World Locked Down. Libby is proud to be always learning: a graduate of visionary online education platforms ALTMBA, and B-School, she also holds a creative writing certificate from the Writer’s Studio with Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Arts (U of Winnipeg), a certificate in Project Management (U of Regina). Fluently bilingual (French/English), Libby has traveled to over 35 countries and lived in Dublin Ireland, Ouidah Benin, Regina Saskatchewan, and quite enjoys home: Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Learn more about Momalong here: https://www.momalong.ca
Connect with Libby here. https://libbyj.ca
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