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Ximena Dussan-Aya Pearson’s Autobiographical Story Was Exhibited at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Ximena Dussan-Aya Pearson’s captivating masterpiece provides readers with a story that transcends traditional birth narratives.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

This little jewel of a book blends poetry, art, and research to tell a true and powerful story of birth and becoming – Susan Rowland, Amazon Customer.

The poetry and psychology book “The Little Girl in the Red Boots” by Ximena Dussan-Aya Pearson was displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2023 from April 22 to 23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

“The Little Girl in the Red Boots” takes readers on a poetic odyssey through the author’s birth story, woven with hand-drawn illustrations by her mother and complemented by scholarly voices in paratexts.

The book delves into the essence of birth and the profound concept of being “rooted” or “grounded” in the world. Inspired by a cherished pair of little red boots from her childhood, Ximena Dussan-Aya Pearson embarked on a quest to recreate and share her birth story through an innovative blend of poetry, visual art, and the integration of diverse voices.

This groundbreaking approach intertwines depth psychology and art through the captivating realm of Jungian Arts-Based Research (JABR). Ximena’s remarkable work is a testament to the power of utilizing poetry and artistic expression as a means of inquiry, unlocking fresh insights into human experience.

By inviting readers into the artist’s unconscious psyche, the exploration of personal myths and birth stories takes on a life of its own, vividly transforming words into living, autonomous images and symbols.

“The Little Girl in the Red Boots” marks a pivotal moment in the literary and artistic landscape, challenging conventions and igniting the imagination. This work expands the boundaries of birth storytelling and opens new avenues for understanding the intricate tapestry of the human psyche.

With its seamless fusion of individual and collective creativity, this exceptional masterpiece unveils a new dimension of knowledge and invites readers to embrace their artistic journeys.

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The Little Girl in the Red Boots: A Birth Story
Author| Ximena Dussan-Aya Pearson
Genre| Poetry/Psychology
Publisher| Amazon/Direct Publishing
Published Date| February 2, 2023

Author’s Biography
Ximena is an artist, a mother, a wife, a daughter, an immigrant from Colombia, SA, and a naturalized US citizen. She earned her BA in Child Psychology from George Washington University and an MA in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently pursuing MA/PhD in Jungian & Archetypal studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

She enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, watching movies, live theater, meditating, writing poetry, and stories. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with my husband, son, stepdaughters, our cat Magnus and dog Maggie.

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