Lily Scot has lived in various parts of the United States, though mostly in the Northeast, with some time lived in London and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, along with various travels to Europe and the Caribbean. She now lives in Upstate New York with two elderly female cats. Her professional life has been spent working more than thirty years in public relations and fundraising for non-profit human service organizations. In the past few years Lily has taken up political activism, applying her skills to the promotion of several causes she finds critical to restoring true democracy in her home country. Having just attained her bachelor's degree in Human Services, she hopes to find work for a non-governmental organization serving women and children in the Caribbean, where she plans to eventually retire. Lily is also the author of Sating the Preta: A Memoir About Finding the Person I Was Before the Chaos Began. The book describes the subtlety of non-violent, complex trauma and the choices we have in finding resilience and recovery from its effects. Now sixty-three-years old, Lily tells the story of the first third of her life from 1950 to 1980 - three decades of intense cultural change during which perilous and harmful as well as gratifying and amusing personal events inspired her erratic journey and transformation.