“Kristen Jongen has guts and a spirit that just won’t quit!”Diane WIlson, Author of An Unreasonable Women and Co-Founder of Code-Pink.
“I am learning to trust that there is a different kind of peace in moments gathered only on the ground. This suit of wings is pretty cool. It’s getting comfy. I always knew I was a butterfly; I was only confused on the type.”
In this sequel to her enormously popular first work, “Growing Wings,” Internationally-known artist and author Kristen Jongen continues the artistic and literary chronicle of her life’s journey.
“Attempting Flight” is written in Jongen’s characteristically raw and candid style. Juggling her new roles as a single mother of three and busy entrepreneur, Jongen struggles with issues of abandonment and self-esteem. Coping with the stigma of her daughter’s chronic illness and with her own hospitalization for a life-threatening yet surprisingly common condition, she perseveres – gaining perspective in unexpected gestures of love, finding humor in embarrassing moments, and enjoying new confidence from her conscious efforts to fly. Her personal life is juxtaposed against the clarity of her painted images. Both act as a doorway to the inner sanctum of her struggles in life: love, children.