Conscious Writing Journeys Interview Series ~ Women Writing Past Silence!

In these candid conversations, you will hear what it means to be on a conscious writing journey, and how writing can be both a path of healing and an artistic expression that is, ultimately, of service to others. Why? Because stories invite your readers to see themselves in your truth, and that is the equivalent of holding out your hand to give someone a “leg up.” Through stories we pull each other to the light. As Rebecca Solnit says,

“Stories save your life. And stories are your life. We are our stories, stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison; we make stories to save ourselves or to trap ourselves or others, stories that life us up or smash us against the stone wall of our own limits and fears. Liberation is always in part a storytelling process: breaking stories, breaking silences, making new stories. A free person tells her own story. A valued person lives in a society in which her story has a place.”

These Conscious Writing conversations explore subjects as varied as giving the “good girl” role the boot, pursuing an education despite monumental obstacles, losing children at birth, and divorce—all under the umbrella of writing past silence. Each of these women gives voice to the journey she took to write beneath silence and tell her truth. As Diedre Badejo puts it, “If I don’t do this, I’m not being honest with myself or with anyone else. I have to tell my story. I have to tell the story of what makes me me.”