Ep 72: Judy Batalion on Hoarding

Judy Batalion, author of “White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between” speaks honestly about her childhood experience of growing up with a mother who was a compulsive hoarder.  Before hoarding became a psychiatric diagnosis, all Judy knew as a child was that her mom collected and attached to objects that created so much clutter in her home she couldn’t physically or emotionally connect with her mom.  As an adult, she came to understand that there was a name for her experience,  and that early childhood trauma was the  origin of this intense attachment to clutter and the feelings of failure that permeated their relationship.  A powerful and poignant conversation about motherhood, daughterhood, and the  complicated mess of relationships.

Find out more about Judy at http://judybatalion.com

Sara Singer Schiff