WriteTogether, The Workbook: NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

For those of you who may not be aware, since 2021 I have designed and facilitated a reflective writing journey that typically takes place from October to the end of January. Writing and reflective journaling has been an integral part of my healing and the work that I do across the country and around the world, and these writing journeys have been […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Final Session

I am always in awe at the end of these journeys. I know it take a lot of courage just to sign up. It takes a lot of courage to keep going, courage and energy. Most folks don’t make it all the way through without being derailed a few times, life has a way of doing that. Some decide now […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Eighteen

The last few years have presented some unique and difficult situations, while too many things have stayed the same, a lot has changed. It became clear to me that my dreams for where I go from here, who I work to become both now and, in the future, have been deeply impacted. Not just by the last few years, but […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Seventeen

I don’t even know where to begin with this week. Honestly, it was really hard to settle in for writing for myself this week. I had to check in with myself a lot about that, the truth is that I had a lot of writing to do for work this week. Sometimes when I write for work, its simple and […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Sixteen

Week sixteen. It is hard to believe that we are here at the end of week sixteen already, staring down the proverbial barrel of the end of this writing journey… Phew. Sometimes I have to take a moment when I think about how much time has passed during these writing journeys. I know it seems silly but the chaos of […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Fifteen

Listen, this week things were pretty intense. In the middle of it, I got a chance to do some physical labor that helped me keep at least a little bit of my sanity, and as my kid would say its “so exhausting it’s good.” I cant say that hurt things any, as someone with ADHD sometimes that tactile work helps […]

Dear Survivor, Tomorrow…

Dear Survivor,Tomorrow we will start another month. We will focus our attention on another group or issue of which to be aware or celebrate. Tomorrow, folks will gradually stop wearing that color that signals they want the world to know about trafficking and exploitation. The news will slow down those stories of “rescue” and arrest. The requests to tell your […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Fourteen

The prompts for week fourteen are all about reflecting on the adjustments I need to make in order to move forward in life and setting the year ahead. And to be honest, even though I codesigned this writing journey, I really wasn’t thinking about these questions being the questions I would need to be asking myself during this past week. […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Thirteen

I decided that this week I would share with you an excerpt from my writing. Just me in the moment, a bit of my response to one of the prompts… A whole new world. That’s what I want.   A community and world that loves so hard on each other that prisons become fully funded libraries, with wide open gardens, […]

WriteTogether Reflection: Week Twelve

One day I will be able to close my eyes and dream ofA beautiful worldA peaceful placeWhere threats and news of warAre just as imaginaryAs bubble gum elephants and blue snozzleberry One day I will awaken from my sleepAnd have had enoughMorality will not be connected to what I eatSafe and adequate housing will belongTo every adult humanJobs and careers […]