Kristin Holzapfel

Canberra Wise Women

Selfless is the story of Kristen Holzapfel’s work on the frontline of social work and how, after several years in this relentlessly fast-paced environment, she developed symptoms of Vicarious Trauma. It is the story of how trauma rises in ways we least expect and, in Kristen’s case, led to the development of Anorexia Nervosa.

With a floundering career and a body continuing to leak stress with inconvenient regularity, Kristen had little choice but to give up the career that had been both her passion and her identity.