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A December Summary from Fearless She Wrote

Monthly Newsletter, January 8, 2020

Maggie Lupin
Jan 8, 2020 · 5 min read
Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Happy New Year to all of our readers and writers!

And, happy 2020! We’re so excited to usher in this new year and decade with you.

Are you paying attention to your own needs?

The world doesn’t stop because you’ve written a challenging piece, and you may feel pressure to move through your day as though everything is normal. But it’s not normal — you’re taking important steps toward healing — and you’re feeling that aftershocks of that! Ask yourself some of the following questions:

  • Are you eating foods that make you feel healthy and strong?
  • Are you participating in any activities that make you feel relaxed?

Are you allowing others to support you?

Dealing with trauma can make us feel terribly alone. Writing — an often solitary activity — can also make us feel alone.

And remember, be gracious with yourself!

You’re doing important work. When you write to heal, you heal yourself, and you help others (your readers!) to heal as well. If you need a break, take one. If you don’t feel quite ready to share your experiences — that’s okay too. Continue to use the support of those around you, and the stories in this publication to propel you forward in your own process.

“Every story, and every interaction where we share and process our own pain, is another stone or boulder removed from on top of us, releasing the weight and giving us another bit of room to breathe and expand our lungs.”

Be well, and thank you for kicking off the year with us.

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories…

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

Maggie Lupin

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eternal feminist | avid reader | bumbling writer | animal advocate | cupcake connoisseur | hopeful cynic |

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.