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AUTHORTIME with Maureen Spataro

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Nothing can heal in the dark 

Maureen Spataro’s smile was the one to light up every room.  She was the parent running into the classroom with cupcakes, the friend who you could lean on, the “Team Mom” for her daughter’s softball team.  What no one knew, was behind that smile was a past that she stuffed down deep.  Until one day, when Maureen wakes up completely numb, feeling nothing at all.

The silly, quick witted, ewasygoing woman with the gut-busting laugh was fine.  And, there was a sickening, and very real possibility that neither Maureen, nor anyone she loved, would ever see her again.

Press Pause shares the story of Maureen’s breakdown, and the treatment that would have her revisit the traumas from her past – traumas that she thought she had already dealt with.  Finally fully unpacking the sedual and physical abuse she endured, the secrets she carried for decades turned into a catalyst for not only healing herself, but changing the whole trajectory of her family’s future.


Maureen Spataro is the author of the emotionally stirring and thought provoking memoir, Press Pause – The Breakdown That Rebuilt My Life & Changed a Family Legacy.  She is a popular and highly sought after domestic and sexual violence impact speaker, and hostess of the Podcast Unsilenced, Unashamed, Unstoppable.  Her current project – The Ageless Collective – is focused on the value and contributions of 50+ women, and bringing them together to discuss the issues faced by women over the age of fifty.  Her goal is to create a community that celebrates what it means to be ageless.

Maureen is also the founder o0f the 501(c)(3)organization Because She Is, which offers free support services and programs to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other abuse.  A survivor herself who endured abuse starting at the age of six and through her adult years, she has written Press Pause to tell the true story of what it took to face and overcome her past trauma in order to rewrite her family legacy and to create a life she loves.



April 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Belmar Public Library
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Belmar Public Library
517 10th Ave
Belmar, NJ 07719 United States
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