Katie is a writer from the Seattle area, living near the town we both grew up in. Snohomish is a classic small town, the kind you see in movies, almost from a different era. We talked about writing, politics, religion, why we're passionate about the Black Lives Matter movement and what it's like to be from a, largely white, small town in the Pacific Northwest.
In part two of our discussion, Anne Marie narrowly avoids death and spends a month in the hospital then experiences a lot of very dark, very real, suicidal thoughts.
Anne Marie is an entrepreneur, single mother and organ transplant survivor who in still recovering from the worst year of her life. She opens up about the dark thoughts that come and the sacrifices she has made just to stay alive and what it feels like to hear your doctors speak about you in the past tense while you lay on a gurney thinking "I've got bills to pay and a date I can't miss".