S.H.E. (Share Heal Empower, Volume Two), the latest book by author Shannon Hogan Cohen, will be the focus of an evening June 4 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Ramsey Art Gallery in the Del Mar Plaza in Del Mar, California. The book presents 22 stories of women from diverse cultures and ages who share their journeys of discovery, resilience, and perseverance. Cohen and her husband Tim own the California Thoroughbred operation Rancho Temescal.
Hogan Cohen’s book celebrates the power of storytelling as a tool for healing and inspiration for women of all ages and circumstances. The stories in S.H.E. are accompanied by artwork specifically created for each chapter, providing an added dimension to the powerful narratives. Cohen said, “I am thrilled to bring this new volume to readers and to continue my mission of honoring the stories of women from all walks of life. Through their words, we can all find connection and empowerment and make a difference in the world together. All stories matter.”
Alix Choppin, the former Head of Marketing and Development of Arqana, is one of the women whose story is featured in the book.
“I met Shannon through racing but our conversation quickly expanded beyond horses and when she mentioned the S.H.E. project, I thought it was a fantastic initiative,” said Choppin of her involvement. “As a peer support worker in mental healthcare, I am a great believer in the healing power of sharing. So many women who go through difficult times isolate themselves by fear of judgement or stigmatization. On the contrary, talking to and hearing from people who have endured similar hardship can be extremely beneficial as it brings support, inspiration and helps you consider your issues with a fresh outlook. This book is a tribute to resilience and sisterhood, which I think will resonate in many women in racing and beyond.”
Cohen will be on hand at the Ramsey Art Gallery along with several of the featured subjects for readings from the book, and a book signing.