By Estelle Erasmus
I forget how I actually met Galit Breen. It might have been through one of our FB groups? I feel like I’d always seen and appreciated her in-depth writing, mainly because everything she wrote seemed to come from the heart.
Then Galit started calling me for interviews for some of the pieces she was writing. I was thrilled to contribute to this one about beauty tips and this one about what to tell kids about heaven and hell, among others.
Then we ended up being contributors to the wonderful book from the HerStories Project editors, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends, which came out in 2014.
Flash forward to the present and I’m so happy to share that Galit has written a wonderful book called Kindness Wins (ordering info below).
Galit Breen was a classroom and reading teacher for ten years. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in human development. In 2009, she launched a career as a freelance writer entrenched in social media. Since then, her work has been featured in various online magazines including Brain, Child, Buzzed, The Huffington Post, TIME, and xoJane. Breen lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled miniature golden doodle.
Her book, Kindness Wins, is a simple no-nonsense guide to teaching our kids how to be kind online. You can learn more about Galit by visiting These Little Waves.
Galit has also gotten a new role–with her publisher.
In this interview you’ll find out:
- Her follow-up article for XoJane: IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Wrote An Article About Marriage, And All Anyone Noticed Is That I’m Fat
On Buzzfeed: The article that showed how Galit made lemonade out of lemons: How A Blogger Went From Being Fat Shamed To Landing A Book Deal—In Less Than One Year
*And finally Galit’s BIG news, and where she announced it herself on her blog today.
Order Galit’s book: Kindness Wins
On Amazon: available in all digital formats and in print
Here’s a free kindle app (if you don’t have a kindle).
The book page on her blog These Little Waves
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