Some things about me: I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am compulsive chocolate buying, overly protective mama bear. I am a two time Preeclampsia survivor. In 2015, after swearing off that I would never go through another pregnancy, NICU stay, premature baby....God blessed us with a little man. I still ended up with Preeclampsia. I still had to go through another NICU, still had to hold on to a premature baby. This time, I was slammed by a hurricane called, postpartum depression. This is what Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me is about. Our story, our tears.
Today, I advocate for maternal mental health with my advocacy efforts through 2020 Mom, Mom Congress and MoMMa's Voices. Please look through the tab labeled Advocacy for insight and updates on my work with these organizations, as well as link to these amazing lifelines (resources).
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Leila Tualla is a Filipino-American poet and author based in Houston, Tx. Leila’s books include a YA contemporary romance called Letters to Lenora and a memoir/poetry collection called Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me. Her poetry is featured in several mental health anthologies and she is currently working on a poetry collection based on Asian American stereotypes and identifies. Her chapbook “pmdd & me,” will be out this Spring 2022.