Mother and daughter team up to inspire others

For most of  her childhood, Ava St. Pierre has lived out a secret nightmare. Throughout her teen and young adult years, Ava had to learn how to break the effects of debilitating mental illness that her  mother suffered from, which resulted in violence toward her and six siblings.duo

Today on Indy Style, Ava and her daughter Sheree’ Cogburn, who co-authored the book, “After the Storm,” chat with Amber about what it means to share this story with others and how even despite memories of abuse, you can rise above and break the cycle.

Part of all proceeds from book sales go towards National Institute Of Mental and National Movement for Children