Paolina Milana

Storyteller, author of The S Word, public speaker, CMO, and sidekick to Avatar Powerlina

Paolina Milana is a former journalist turned marketing, PR & media pro. She is the daughter and sister of two diagnosed paranoid schizophrenics. Her recently published memoir "The S Word" shares the story of her coming of age surrounded by crazy. "The S Word" was named one of Buzzfeed's 5 Best Memoirs of the Moment and was listed on PopSugar's Top 12 Best Books on Mental Health. Paolina's day job is as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for St. Baldrick's Foundation. She lives on the Edge of the Angeles National Forest in California and blogs at