She talks about her writing coaches and classes, writing and rewriting, and how her family members reacted to her book which includes memories of childhood trauma. Their reactions were largely supportive. This is an issue that all memoirists must face but as Saeeda says, you can only write your own experience of a situation.
About 4 years ago, I was really at a stuck point and I wasn’t sure this was going to be a book, and I was burning certain copies at the beach….. I just decided to that I was going to use an old composition notebook and I was only going to use pencil, and every night after work I would come home and write from about 5 o’clock to 9 o’clock. The question to myself was “What do you want to tell your niece about our family?” I would just write and write…. that became the skeleton of the book you see before you today.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.