Feb. 5 #LinkYourLife Roundup-New Faces!

@ShareenM has done a magnificent job of rounding up new #LinkYourLife voices each week. High-five, soul twin! I have spent a good portion of my day scrolling through links and I’m not nearly close to finished. What I’m finding is incredible honest I’m thoroughly overjoyed to witness. Here are a few highlights. Read and read again. These should not be missed.

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I was struck by BATTLE FOR SANITY–LIES THAT SAVE YOU by @KyrianLyndon. You know I work largely with survivors or on survivor issues. This piece hit home.

I See London, I See France, I see this is going badly . . . from @MeghanSaraK. This gave me a good, if tragic, laugh.

Lucky to be alive by @karriehiggins examines assumption and understanding surrounding the disabled body. Read this and then visit Karrie’s writing competition page. Context is everything.

Love letters to my Facebook friends. . . from @ShapeShifter43.

Berber Kilims: Every Carpet Tells a Story from @writerscaravan. I have always wanted a Berber rug.

5 Crucial Life Lessons from the Real Housewives by @LaurieJStone What I love is how Laurie always gives her takeaway.

Dear ScaryMommy, Marginalizing Dads is a Scary Mistake from @Papa_Preaches takes ScaryMommy to task for perpetuating male and father stereotypes. Excellent read.

If I Knew Then, Part II by @DaniFleischer takes a listy view of youth. I nodded enough to make my neck hurt.

If you’ve never read one of @Charli_Mills flash fiction challenges, you should. This week’s was on “community.” The results are amazing. Love flash? She is also hosting a writing competition you can learn about here.

@cunninghamb has been a longtime favorite read of mine. The Write Place is part of a coffee share that makes my heart sing for writers and our dreams.

Freedom and Apology by @Kim_Batchelor is a beautiful look at the power of expressive writing. What she is doing is on my career goals bucket list.

MINE TERRORIST from @HastyWords This post is like whoa.

Finally, Prepare to Be Wrong from @allisonmaruska is a reminder I needed. I love tuning in to find exactly what I need on a Friday.

This list is by no means exhaustive. I could have linked forever, but I have children to tend to, one of whom is having a very difficult day. Poor guy. Thank you all for another great week. As always, I’m happy to get to know you through your shares.

P.S. Don’t forget to grab your #LinkYourLife button! You can find it here.


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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