EMERGENCY #LinkYourLife PROMPT: Fear, Compassion and Community Action

A member of the #LinkYourLife community is hurting and has asked for help. No doubt someone among us is hurting and is afraid to ask for help. Let’s team up and link up and blow away that hurt and fear using that power of community and compassion. 

You wrote deep and you were exposed. What did it feel like when readers/viewers/listeners witnessed your work? What did it feel like when they challenged your experience?

We have all been hurt. Write the hurt.

We’ve all had a moment of regret. Write the regret. 

We have all triumphed. Write the triumph. 

How are you stronger? What have you learned about yourself? How is your life changed? 

Why write this? Because we are stronger together. 

Put your post up as soon as it’s ready. Link it tomorrow using #LinkYourCompassion along with #LinkYourLife and #ShareInspireConquer. Tag me, @shawnamawna, so I can keep track of your posts. Feel free to link back to this post or even drop your link in comments on this post. That will help me do a roundup.

Let’s love this hurt away as a team. First love yourself. Spread that love to your #LinkYourLife neighbor.

Please #LinkYourCompassion.

We truly are better together.

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.

16 Discussion to this post

  1. […] over on The Honeyed Quill posted an emergency writing prompt to help out a member of our community and I am so happy to dive […]

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  2. This comment was removed by Shawna because it has since become a full post you can find here: http://honeyquill.com/2016/07/22/this-is-why-girls-dont-tell/

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  3. Laura says:

    Wow, I so love that you are there for everyone. It’s amazing that this type of connection exists. I think this is fabulous. Anyone who is part of this group is extremely lucky.

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  4. […] I’ve written before about the amazing LinkYourLife community, and I have to do it again in response to the incredible Shawna Ayoub Ainsle’s emergency prompt. […]

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  5. Stacia says:

    Hi everyone. I’ve written a good bit already, but I did this one last night, for Shareen, and for Shawna, and for anyone who might need this today. Much love. https://anotherwritingmom.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/breaking-silence-is-work-on-fear-compassion-and-community-action/

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  6. https://triciabarkernde.com/2016/07/22/my-response-to-linkyourlife-prompt-fear-compassion-and-community-action/

    O.k. I wrote a post in response to this prompt. I am glad you put this call out there. Thank you for the work you do.

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    It feels like climbing a mountain to express one’s truth; then the trigger of doing so is like a fall. A caring community is our safety line. Thank you for fostering that for difficult stories to share, for truths that shatter us in the speaking.

    Courage to Care: https://carrotranch.com/2016/07/22/courage-to-care/

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