Dr Angelina Mirabito is a Melbourne based writer and researcher. Her PhD investigated how and why writing fiction can facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth in adult survivors of childhood trauma. This academic inquiry arose from the Post-Traumatic Growth she experienced in writing her first novel, ‘Warrior.’
She completed graduate studies to understand how and why writing a fictional version of her story was able to liberate her from the limiting effects of trauma on a clinical level. Consequently, she came to identify how to best assist others in using the story writing process to grow beyond their wounds and lead a more empowered life.
Alongside finalizing her first novel ‘Warrior’ and developing her second novel ‘Hope,’ awarded a writing fellowship at the Wheeler’s Center in 2016, Angelina works one-on-one and in groups with the goal to assist others in releasing the weight of untold stories through writing.
Angelina has five years of experience in teaching Creative Writing subjects at The University of Melbourne; two years as a Creative Writing, Professional Writing and English Literature tutor and mentor at Queen’s College. She has a Creative Writing PhD on the Therapeutic Value of Writing Fiction and how it assists in Post-Traumatic Growth. She has also lectured at Deakin University in their Institute of Koorie Education, been awarded writing residencies and published fiction, non-fiction and poetry in various literary magazines and academic journals.