Donna Jackson Nakazawa


Donna Jackson Nakazawa


Donna Jackson Nakazaw is an award-winning science journalist, author of six books, and an internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. Her newest book, The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine was named one of the best books of 2020 by Wired magazine. Donna’s other books include Childhood Disrupted and The Last Best Cure. She is also the creator and founder of the trauma healing program, Your Healing Narrative: Write-to-Heal With Neural Re-Narrating™, an online narrative writing course for educators, practitioners, and individuals. Her next book, which will be published in 2022 by Random House, Girls on the Edge: The New Science that Explains Why Our Daughters Are Struggling—and What Will Help Them Thrive, looks at today’s growing female adolescent mental health crisis, examines how trauma affects the female brain and body in uniquely powerful ways, and offers new hope for helping girls to flourish even in the face of adversity.

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