2019 is the year I write (the first draft of) a novel. This current WIP is about a twenty-something woman named Sara who finds herself in the middle of a life she doesn’t want. As she evaluates her decisions and current circumstances, she’s forced to face the things that brought her to this place, choose… Continue reading Works in Progress
Kaela is a writer and speaker with an MA in English and Creative Writing. She likes to tell stories–-sometimes true ones, sometimes not. In addition to writing, Kaela works for Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute crafting communication solutions for non-profits and community organizations. She also occasionally presents on storytelling, trauma, and the way our… Continue reading Bio
A poetic playbook for the #MeToo movement, Rupture and Repair presents a speaker moving through abuse and into healing with wit, anger, and grade. Prall’s connection between her speaker’s personal struggle and the natural world provides not just a depth of meaning but a touch of the universal.
In reading Rupture and Repair, I had what was one of the most healing and eye-opening experiences of my adult life. Works like the book’s first poem drove me to dig inward, and to analyze my hurting as healing…Prall’s gentleness and soft-but-sturdy voice could be felt quite tangibly with every word of this collection. Each syllable, so distinctively and intentionally placed on each page, offered up a kind (and sometimes abrupt) dose of serendipitous therapy- another pang of inward reflection. I loaned this book a part of myself I didn’t know I had, and felt that Prall left a part of herself with me as well; this unmatched vulnerability and quiet intensity left me feeling better about myself– more seen, more understood.