NYWC’s Tell Your Story Campaign is going strong!

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All month we’ve shared tales from the battlefield — also known as inspirational stories from NYWC workshop leaders telling us why they do what they do for NYWC’s Tell Your Story Campaign. You can show your support for the rally here, but for now, check out this week’s piece from Rolinda Ramos (pictured left), who leads a writing workshop at Serendipity, an Alternative to Incarceration Program that provides housing to formerly incarcerated women re-entering society:

I learned about NY Writers Coalition (NYWC) several years ago while managing a residence for a vulnerable population of women in downtown Brooklyn. I was intrigued at the thought of having someone facilitate creative writing workshops at my site and decided to form a partnership.

I discovered that writing offered the women a healthy outlet for grief and served as a canvas for their dreams, prayers and thoughts. I was taken aback by every piece that was shared with me and remember thinking that one day, I’d like to be part of this magical practice of creative writing. I expressed my interest and was invited to participate in the NYWC workshop leader training. I’m so glad I did.

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Read the rest of Rolinda’s NYWC story on The Narrator