Clarissa Pinkola Estés and Adoption

Biography

1945-

Estés was born to a Mestizo (Native American-Hispanic) couple but adopted as an older child by a family of Hungarian refugee immigrants to America.

She is a Ph.D. and a Jungian psychoanalyst in practice in Denver. Her writings draw on both of her heritages, and she is very involved in Mexican and Hungarian story-telling.

References

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola. The Faithful Gardener. (London: Ryder, 1996) Estés, Clarissa Pinkola. The Gift of Story. (London: Ryder, 1994) Who's Who in America, 1996 Contemporary Authors Wylde, Isabella. "Women who Run with the Wolves: An Interview with Author and Analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés," Radiance, no. 37 (Winter 1994). [Includes portrait]. Also available at: [1]