Graham Joseph Hill interviews Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Elisabeth Sophia Lee about their book “Mother Daughter Speak.”
“Even through tumultuous times, mother-daughter relationships sustain us and keep us connected.”
Mother-daughter relationships can be wonderful and powerful. They can also be stressful, challenging, and painful; yet they are often delicate and tender. After losing her own mother, Grace Ji-Sun Kim shares that strengthening her own mother-daughter relationship became more important than ever.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s and Elisabeth Sophia Lee’s personal reflections in this book from family, to real life challenges, to faith, are attempts to open the dialogue between family members and communities. They share some of their vulnerabilities and pains in hopes that this kind of sharing will encourage others to engage in similar intimate dialogue.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is the author or editor of 12 books including “Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love”, “Here I Am”, and “Healing Our Broken Humanity.”
Elisabeth Sophia Lee is a sophomore at Liberty High School where she is the Junior Student School Board Representative and a Senator in student government. She is a dancer at Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and blogs at Loving Life. In her free time she plays piano, writes, and sings in the worship team at the First Presbyterian Church of the Bethlehem.