Join the Survive Your Story Guest Exchange

Several months ago I put out a call for guest writing. It has naturally evolved into a survival series here on The Honeyed Quill. Since I work with individuals on surviving their stories by writing for release and recovery, this makes sense. It still surprises me, though. Every time I scroll through my guests’ work, I step back and marvel at not only what I am trusted with (I coach each piece that comes my way which can take weeks or a day depending on the individual’s relationship with their story), but the level of their writing.

This series is ongoing. If you’d like to be featured, I invite you to fill out the contact form below. Please know that in addition to coaching your work (some pieces have been picked up by HuffPo or Good Men Project), I am willing to write a piece for you on a topic of your choosing.

Please take a moment to review some of the guest posts to date:

Someday I Will Be Fearless by Amy Gigi Alexander

Never Forget Your Dreams by Thomas Ives

This is Why Girls Don’t Tell by Kim Jorgensen Gane

The Beast Within Me by Drew Sheldon

Welcome to the Indiana Bigotry Parade! by Melanie Davis

My Father Killed My Creativity But He Probably Saved My Life by Raymond Baxter

Compromised Field and Keep Your Devil by Shareen Mansfield

Live Your Life, Serve Your Country and Show No Weakness by Antonio L. Vereen

I keep all my honesty down the barrel of a gun by Stacia M. Fleegal

he says and Faith on the Wind by John Reinhart

Just Enough Shit to Bloom by Cheryl Oreglia

 Why I stay… by Jessica Boyce


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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  1. […] Open Thought Vortex Magazine, [wherever], and The Manifest-Station. This story is part of the #SurviveYourStory Guest Exchange on her website, The Honeyed Quill. Find her there or on Twitter and Facebook where she […]

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