How do you show vulnerability and handle grief? For Sabrina Must, she took her grief after her sister’s death and wrote a memoir. On today’s episode of Financial Fluency, Sabrina and I discuss the turmoils she’s faced and life as an author among many other topics.
In her day-to-day life, Sabrina is a copywriting consultant at her company Write Less Bad. She helps startups with their decks, proposals, website, and more. Sabrina mentions that life as an author isn’t all that glamorous. She says when you write for big-name sites it’s hard to see the return on investment. Her consultancy business is her means of paying the bills with the intention to build up and monetize her blog.
Sabrina used her raw, intense words to inspire others and provide insight into her life. Her vulnerability allows her to connect with others. She recalls she was finishing college when her sister committed suicide. And writing her memoir, Must Girls Love, helped her process what was going on after her sister’s death. The writing was a creative outlet for her to focus her energy on something. Her book traces family history. It starts with her mom’s side of the family, and it pinpoints the major events she experienced growing up and details her immediate family.
In addition to Must Girls Love, Sabrina wrote for another book, Living Witnesses Faces of the Holocaust. This book is a collaboration with her mom, who is a photographer. It features portraits of the remaining Holocaust survivors. With each picture, there’s a bio Sabrina wrote about the individuals.
Quotes from Sabrina
“When you’re open, other people feel like they can be open with you, too.”
“We’re so quick to label and everyone. People want to understand their place in the world, and people are so quick to make up stories, so things make sense in their head.”
“My whole intention in life is how can I feel happy and how can I feel good? I never want to feel how I felt in my twenties ever again.”
“You can connect with someone who seems far removed, but once you read their experience, you realize you have to be more empathic to those individuals.”
Sabrina is currently working on another book about love and dating. To learn more about Sabrina visit her website here, or follow her on social media:
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Sabrina Must is a 30-something woman from Michigan, now based in San Diego, California. She’s the youngest of 4 sisters, daughter to a father who wishes I had married yesterday and to a mom who believes she can do anything in the world! Sabrina has a Masters in Writing from Northwestern University and has a pug named Monkey.