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Writing to Heal

Writing to Heal

Storytelling is one way that we can heal from trauma. This might take many forms–telling our story to someone else one-on-one, taking a class or workshop that helps us develop our stories, or doing exploratory writing that’s just for ourselves.  Writing can be a...

Building Connected Communities

Building Connected Communities

Imagine a house that’s falling apart. There’s a crack in the foundation, holes in the roof, mold on the walls, faulty electrical wiring, and general gross stuff everywhere. There is no one action that will make the house safe to live in. In fact, some of the problems...

Taking Action: Bystander Intervention Tools to Prevent Violence

Taking Action: Bystander Intervention Tools to Prevent Violence

I recently attended two bystander intervention trainings by Right To Be, a program out of New York. The first training in this series of three was on being a bystander to interrupt islamophobic violence, which I was unfortunately not able to attend. The second and...

Quiet or Loud: Creative Self-Advocacy with Healthcare Providers

Quiet or Loud: Creative Self-Advocacy with Healthcare Providers

Over the past four years, I've struggled with chronic illness more intensely than I had before. This became much more difficult to manage with increasing symptoms and a lack of support from family and institutions while I was in college, thousands of miles away from...

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