about the creator
Originally from small town Northern Illinois Julia Nusbaum is a 2014 graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Master of Theological studies with an emphasis in social justice and gender issues. While in grad school Julia became interested in the way that our narratives shape who we are and how telling our stories can help us work through deeper issues in our lives. While teaching a creative writing class at Thistle Farms, a women's recovery program in Nashville, Julia saw the way women were ready to talk about their journey's and what shaped them and pushed them forward to be better versions of themselves. Writing along side these women Julia also discovered a lot about herself through reflecting on her story. She realized then that women, all women and those who identified as female, needed a place to tell their stories. And like that HerStory was born.