Melanie Gibson

Submitted by jd0307 on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 12:48pm
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Photo of Melanie GibsonMelanie Gibson (M.S.), Fort Worth, wrote the memoir Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts about how she overcame her struggles with mental illness through practicing taekwondo, which she studied as a child and took up again as an adult.

“Through taekwondo (and many ups and downs along the way), I learned to harness my anxiety, find confidence and successfully test for black belt,” she says.

She has worked in the healthcare industry since 2004, with roles as a hospital librarian, corporate trainer and learning designer.