Brave: A Compilation

For the last month or so, in this time in quarantine, I have asked people to write on the word brave. I asked people to write the stories of bravery. Or, to share where they have seen bravery. Where they have been brave. And, lastly, I asked what does brave mean to you? In this [...]

Grief is a Friend

March 4th at 6:30 pm. The last picture in my classroom this school year. This is the last picture I had taken in my classroom. I had a one hour break between a conference that has just ended and before my last two conferences of the day. I had already been at the school since [...]

Awakened

Awakened  This time is one of awakening.  It has been a week or so since we’ve also stayed at our homes. There have been quite a few invitations sent our way in this time.  An invitation to transition into the new season of Spring with slowness and a keen attentiveness.    An invitation to see [...]

One-Word Writing Compilation

Over the past couple of years I have been asking people to write in response to various prompts. Often these prompts have been specific and geared towards a question or a specific word. This time around, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to do a prompt that would create a space [...]

Write anyways

Sometimes I feel nervous that people are annoyed or tired of me speaking about writing or sharing my writing.  I feel insecure about my long captions and rambling passionate thoughts that may be perceived as “too” much, “too” deep, or “too '' dramatic.  I get worried people will only associate intensity with me or that [...]

Speak

It has been five years since I have started to ask others to share their writing through these compilations. This year though is the first year that I am asking people to write every day through teaching. As I ask my students to write, I am constantly reminded that the process of writing is personal [...]

What Do You Hear?

This writing compilation in many ways builds off of the previous conversations pieced together in the questions—  What do you see?  What does the world need more? What does the world need less of?  And, just like the last two compilations, the conversations created are something special. There is always something powerful about reading other [...]

An Old Friend

The older I get, the more I get to know this peculiar friend of mine. This friend has the ability to always be present. Yet, some days she is quiet and hidden. Other days she is loud, persistent, and impossible to miss. This week I have seen a lot of this friend. She continues to [...]

What do you see? Part 3.

the last continued piece of the "what do you see?" compilation. And what I have seen with each one of these writing pieces is a tremendous amount of bravery. I have seen and have been reminded that our perspectives are valuable— so much to learn from each one. We can never see it all, but together we [...]