Thais Derich is the author of Second Chance, a memoir describing a three year span of the author's life where she fought to see choice where no choice was obvious and ultimately made unpopular choices that were the absolute best choice for her.

Thais coaches writing, runs the writing program at The Hivery, and speaks to groups big and small about her story–the intersection between childbirth and social justice and seeing invisible choice.

She lives in Marin County with her husband and kids where she is writing her second book.

photos by Kim Thompson Steel