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    Write Your Story

    Posted on March 11, 2015 by in Articles

    As some of you know, I’ve spent the past three years helping teens find their voice and power by writing their personal stories through Write to Right, a program I co-founded with high school English teacher Marjiet Bowker. But last fall, I had the opportunity to offer a similar writing workshop to adults at the […]

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  • Teen Authors Share their Stories, Struggles on New Day Northwest

    Posted on June 13, 2014 by in Articles

    To celebrate the launch of their book, Behind Closed Doors: Stories From the Inside Out, fifteen student authors have been sharing their stories about their struggles with addiction, sexual identity, abuse, death, bullying and parental incarceration — and discussing the healing power and validation that comes from personal storytelling.

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  • Hippie Boy Launch Day – Reflecting on the Journey

    Posted on January 7, 2014 by in Articles

    It’s such a surreal day for me. Today is the day that Penguin is launching their trade paperback version of Hippie Boy nationwide. In some ways, this day is about fifteen years in the making. Ultimately, it took my degenerative eye disease to teach me that I needed to write my story to release the emotions I’d carried around inside me for years—and also to remind me that life is short, that all we have for certain is now, and that we’d better make NOW count.

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