“I hate you!” I yelled, angrily running to my room. I grabbed a scarf and sat on my bed with it around my neck. I began pulling on it as hard as I could until I heard, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” This was the start of long-term treatment for me. -Hanah
The quote above is taken from the story of a remarkable young lady, who submitted it during our Let’s Make a Book Event at the 4th Annual Maker Faire in North Little Rock earlier this month. It was Hanah’s first time accessing our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program, and sharing her story wasn’t easy. You can read Hanah’s story in the next release of our Stories of Hope
series this fall.
For teens like Hanah, it’s never easy writing about their experiences especially when life hurts. That’s why we created an approach to help them be more able to take effective action in the face of emotional discomfort during the program, using writing as therapy.
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ helps students appreciate each moment of their life, no matter how they’re feeling. It is not your average writing program. Our focus is not academics, yet students who access our program begin to do better academically. When engaged, the writing program becomes a safe haven for writers to simply get what’s on the inside …out. Misspelled words and all.
Teens like Hanah access our writing program at no cost to them because of donors like you. Help us to continue our work by making a one-time contribution. Pain is real. But so is hope.
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Writing for the Soul Workshop™ must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.