About

IMG_1234-webI am a writer who seeks, page by page, layer by layer, to reveal the full color version of my story. I don’t do small talk in life or on the page. I crave the truth and authenticity of both your experience and mine.

I’m Heidi Fettig Parton. I used to be Heidi Hellekson–back when I received both my BA in English and law degree; when I practiced law and worked in legal publishing. After a decade-long career in legal publishing, which spanned my single-parenting years, I remarried and left the publishing world when Josh, my third child, was born with hearing loss. Josh’s language development became my number one priority, but I also . . .

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With my three children on the day Hannah graduated from Beloit College.

began to write a memoir about my first year single, post-divorce; perhaps because I needed to remember how, in the past, I’d shown strength and courage in the face of change and adversity. I needed to spend a small part of each day remembering the power of transformation that I’d witnessed before in my life.

 

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Me with Josh in 2012

Since 2009, I’ve also blogged about Josh’s ear issues and hearing disability over at my motherimperfect blog. One day I will write the book of my transformation and healing through these years of raising Josh–but not until I begin to see the outline of the forest amongst all of these trees.

In 2011, I received my 200-hour yoga teaching certification. Now, I am once again a student and working towards an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University; I anticipate completing my MFA in May, 2017.

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Taken while biking around the University of Washington campus with Hannah. I don’t usually wear a helmut while practicing yoga.

 

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