Turning pain into power




I’m so honored to be included in Women Write Now Volume 1, an anthology of personal stories of trauma and recovery from women around the world. Anthologies from Something Or Other Publishing have been increasingly successful, garnering excellent reviews and critical acclaim. You can learn more about my specific short story below:

In September of 2012 I was in the 8th month of my first pregnancy, with my son Gionni. I was also out on bail from marijuans charges stemming from 2010. My biggest fear was giving birth to my son while incarcerated. And just like that my bail was revoked and that would soon become my reality. What I didn’t see coming was how horrifying this would be and that this would soon become an international headline across all media and news platforms. I wish I could say things got better. So for the first time I will telling my story without the salacious storylines and half truths!

About the Author

Julie Bilotta is a Canadian woman, who was forced into international headlines after the horrific birth of her son, Gionni. After being forced to give birth breech in solitary confinement. Her story would go on to many ups and downs. The worst being the death of her then 1 year old son. After going through every parents worst nightmare she chose to find the light at the end of tunnel. Julie went on to do multiple events sharing her story in hopes to spread awareness and create change in the prison system, especially in regards to healthcare/mental health and addiction.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.5 × 9 in


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