Kayalin Holsum


Hello everyone. My name is Kayalin Z. Holsum. I wrote a memoir entitled, "Ashamed to be Human: My Journey in Healing," which is a true story of my healing process with the help of a compassionate and understanding psychiatrist.

I live in Arizona with my husband and our orange tabby cat. I like hiking and eating chocolate. I love animals and nature.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to share my personal story of child abuse and trauma and my healing process in a memoir in the hopes of being able to help other people who are or were bogged down with shame, fear, and guilt to overcome these negative feelings and move on with their lives with a sense of inner peace.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have just joined Smashwords and published my book here.
Read more of this interview.


Ashamed to be Human: My Journey in Healing
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,090. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health
Diagnosed with several mental disorders, Kayalin feels ashamed to be human; ashamed of her thoughts, feelings, and needs. Then she meets Dr. Roses, a compassionate and understanding psychiatrist who helps Kayalin understand her pain. Through several sessions with Dr. Roses, Kayalin learns the skills and lifestyle changes she needs to make in order to let go of her past and gain inner peace.