Welcome to the official website of Tressa Lacy. As an author, my mission is to help all feel heard and seen through vulnerably sharing my story and becoming a highly respected and knowledgeable speaker on issues of equality, accessing education, and women’s rights.
Who Am I?
A question I try to answer from time to time and that used to change the moment I had it locked in.
Right now, I am a wife, mother, entrepreneur, sister, daughter, and friend. I am both a mentor and a mentee, an advocate and advocatee, a coach, and one who benefits from incredible coaches.
I am zealous in speaking about issues of equality, accessing education, and insist women’s rights be recognized as human rights.
I’m always up for a new endeavor: learning new things, seeing new places, or meeting new people.
After much inner turmoil, I wrapped up my most challenging endeavor: writing a book about my life as a child lumberjack. Shockingly, the actual writing of it was the easy part. The hard part is learning to accept the reality of my story and begin the arduous journey of untangling my identity from that of my past, my faith, and my family.
While few children spent half their lives moving from logging camps trying to carve a dollar out of the mountain, all of us face barriers to accessing opportunities such as education and must find the strength to overcome tragedies and setbacks. And the beautiful part is, that as we do so, we learn who we are at the core, the part that never changes.
The release date for my book, Lumberjack Girl, is to be announced.
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It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. Lumberjack Girl, answers the question posed by many of how a girl who grew up logging and laboring in a sawmill overcame enormous obstacles to attain an education.
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works”