About Barbara TruthTalks
Barbara Straus Lodge
Essays written by Barbara Straus Lodge have appeared in The Rumpus Voices on Addiction (2017,) ParabolaMagazine (2016,) The Good Men Project (2016,) The New York Times Motherlode blog (June 2013,) the LA Affairs section of the Los Angeles Times (Sept 2012,) The Literary Reflections section of Literary Mama (February 2014,) The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (January 2014,) Eloji Gadugi Literary Journal (January 2014,) and a variety of other print and online publications.
A native Angeleno, she earned a B.A. in English from UCLA, and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is on the Board of Visitors for the Pepperdine University School of Law and teaches writing in a juvenile prison camp for Write Girl, a Los Angeles based mentorship program which promotes creativity, self expression, and empowerment to young girls. In 2016, she founded TruthTalks Workshops which provide facilitated workshops for parents struggling with their child’s substance abuse.