Teresa Wong

Teresa Wong

Teresa Wong is the author of the graphic memoir Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression, a finalist for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2020. Her comics have appeared in The Believer, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s. A teacher of memoir and comics at Gotham Writers Workshop, she was also the 2021–22 Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. Wong lives with her family in Calgary.

Website:  byteresawong.com
Twitter:  @byteresawong
Instagram: @by_teresawong

FESTIVAL BOOK

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

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 Wong 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.

<em>Dear Scarlet</em> 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.

Teresa Wong

Teresa Wong is the author of the graphic memoir <em>Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression</em>, a finalist for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2020. Her comics have appeared in <em>The Believer,</em> <em>The New Yorker</em>, and <em>McSweeney’s</em>. A teacher of memoir and comics at Gotham Writers Workshop, she was also the 2021–22 Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. Wong lives with her family in Calgary.

<strong>Website:</strong>  <a href="https://www.byteresawong.com/">byteresawong.com</a>
<strong>Twitter: </strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/byteresawong">@byteresawong</a>
<strong>Instagram: </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/by_teresawong/">@by_teresawong</a>

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