It’s Okay to Think about Your Hair

“I’m a lot of things, and scared isn’t going to be one of them.”

This post is based off the writing prompt in “Truth, Lies and a Writing Prompt: The line between fiction and nonfiction.” I love seeing what people tackle, and this post is an excellent example to writing commitment. There is fear, but there is also persistence.

I always tell my students to keep writing no matter what, even if they are thinking “I don’t know what to write,” they should write it down. Once you get past those upper layers, you find the gems.

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Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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