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I have been a fan of Alexis Donkin’s work with global compassion for the last year. I started reading her memoir, Thrive: How I Became a Superhero, and knew immediately she was tribe. In fact, we connected as two writers whose goal is to sow seeds of compassion beginning with self-love. Alexis writes with intention, with respect for herself and the reader, and with incredible open-hearted love for the world. When you need a hug or to know you’re loved, stop in at her site. Seriously. Recently, Alexis launched an

What a week! I’m sorry to get this up so late, but better late than never. Tomorrow will be the third #LinkYourLife event, so I am happy to squeak this one out under the wire. @allisonmaruska’s writing story started with a truck.  @ShareenM honors her husband’s unrelenting support through chronic illness. @UlaWrites composed a beautiful reflection on impermanence and grief. @Ruebi shared “Hold your breath and count to ten.”  @rksteg linked an important post on escaping emotionally abusive relationships. My share (@shawnamawna) was my inclusion in ART SAVES LIVES INTERNATIONAL. Some of you

It is deeply rewarding to announce you can now find my work in the incredible April collection ART SAVES LIVES INTERNATIONAL (ASLI) has curated. In addition to my short story, “Right Kind of Woman,” ASLI has published an interview with me on my writing, my work and being a woman in today’s world. In it, I am very honest. It took me a long while to compose my answers because ASLI is an organization devoted to my greatest passion: improving lives through the various mediums of art. Every day I write

The Indiana Daily Student ran an article on my path to teaching Writing through Trauma on Monday, January 26. I met with writer Cassie Heeke at the local Barnes and Noble, my favorite writing spot. Cassie had requested an interview after seeing an announcement for my class. Initially, I was frightened by the thought of accepting an interview as I have little experience on the receiving end of interview questions. I wondered what I could share, if I could feel safe in the process of speaking out on my journey.

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