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Colors of Amber: A Memoir by [B Skylar, Amber]
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Wrenching and uplifting, the shocking memoir Colors of Amber details Amber B. Skylar’s abuse, survival and transformation. Raised in Ohio welfare housing, Amber describes the light, darkness, and confusion of childhood. Social stratification, sexual deviancy, and capricious violence confused Amber’s natural flourish of imagination, exploration, and intellectualization.

College brought space, but greater dangers and complexity. Mixed up with the wrong crowd and innocence stolen, Amber grew depressed and apathetic. The Army provided no sanctuary as it was also hostile to women. Mystifyingly drawn to criminal lowlifes and perverts, Amber’s destructive relationships spawned volumes of depression. A nightmarish pregnancy yielded a loving child—emotional ammunition to combat abusive men, loneliness, and circumstance. Amber’s successful business was collateral damage of 9/11, and again she entered a downward spiral of financial and emotional ruin. Lost for herself and her son, homeless, and suffering from indignity, Amber sought the will to fight once more.

With Colors of Amber, Amber B. Skylar emerges as a modern champion of women, encouraging readers to apply the spirit of the warrior to the love of the feminine. Cutting yet delicate, Colors of Amber vividly illustrates the challenges of femininity, the necessity of community, and the importance of love. Colors of Amber is a stirring tour de force, certain to inspire women to reclaim that which lies within.

About the Author

Amber B. Skylar is a single mother, army veteran, yoga teacher, yoga studio owner, first-time author, and motivational speaker. She champions the human body's capacity for healthy adaptation and invites women to speak out and overcome societal limitations. Enduring poverty, emotional turbulence, and trauma in her youth, Amber grew painfully conscious of the significance and injustice of social stratification. Years later, dealing with the effects of anxiety, depression, homelessness, rape, and post-traumatic stress disorder, she undertook an intensive study of the human body-in particular the nervous system-as a means of survival. Amber was raised in a family headed by a single mother in urban Ohio. Attempting to make sense of an austere, violent, and abusive childhood, one day she sat on a rooftop and promised herself that she would write a memoir of her life in order to speak on behalf of the silent. Just twelve, the promise reflected the purity of her heart and the nobility of her vision. Almost forty years later, the radiant and haunting memoir Colors of Amber powerfully realizes that promise. Smoldering for decades, Amber's voice burns incandescently. Amber is the founder and master teacher of Roots Yoga Studio (Yoga with Amber) in Sterling, Virginia. As a Yoga Alliance Registered School, Roots Yoga Studio provides yoga teacher training and leadership programs, workshops, and daily classes. Training and classes are designed for therapeutic benefit and emphasize navigation of pain and stress for productive daily living. She also presents to corporations and others organizations, and works with private clients. Amber B. Skylar resides in Northern Virginia with her pet cat Kikio.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 828 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0989906809
  • Publisher: Roots Publications; 1 edition (2 December 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HAOH5R0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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