Finding Our Voices

Sailing memoir is June FOV Book Club pick 

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 12:45pm
Sailor, activist, and author Heidi Love will join the online discussion of her best-selling new book Laughing at the Sky in the Finding Our Voices book club Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
The book recounts a five-year, 12,000-nautical mile sailing adventure to French Polynesia that fulfilled a longtime dream and helped Love to heal from multi-generational violence.  “Laughing at the Sky - Wild Adventure, Bold Dreams, and a Daring Search for a Stolen Childhood” was ranked #1 in new releases in four categories on Amazon. 
Patrisha McLean, CEO and founder of Finding Our Voices, said “this book is an inspiration for anyone who has gone through trauma, to find courage and healing by remembering their dreams and following them."
The Finding Our Voices Book Club discusses a wide range of books through the lens of domestic abuse, with authors joining in on the discussion. Participating authors have included Michelle Horton with “Dear Sister,” Kathryn Miles with “Trailed,”  and Kate Moore who joined from the UK with “The Woman They Could Not Silence.” The book club is open to women who both do and do not identify as survivors. To apply to join the June 11 online discussion with Heidi Love and the Book Club visit
Love wrote her first book “Knowing Acts” also "to inspire courage seekers on their journeys of self discovery," McLean, moderator of the group’s Book Club discussions, said, “’Knowing Acts’ is our go-to gift to Maine’s women domestic abuse survivors. Suffused with love and beauty, it is a balm for anyone overwhelmed by circumstance and trauma.”  Love has donated hundreds of copies of this workbook to Finding Our Voices. 
For more information on Heidi Love visit her website
Finding Our Voices is the grassroots, survivor-powered nonprofit breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time across Maine in a variety of innovative ways. In addition to the book club, Patrisha McLean hosts a monthly radio show “Let’s Talk About It” on WERU-FM. The group’s other programs include financial assistance, access to free dental care, and online support groups to empower Maine women survivors of domestic abuse to get out and stay out and keep their children and pets safe as well. For more information visit