These girls ARE authors in the making. I heard the most beautiful serenade in the voices of three great ladies. I felt peace after the storm.
I felt like today was very chill and helped me recharge for a hell-packed week.
It felt really good to write about my mom and dad, who had cancer, so I could express my feelings.
I felt closed off at the beginning of this session, but after opening up to [another writer] during pair-share, I just felt really free. And that is truly a gift.
Being able to feel open and safe and be myself with strangers. And feeling connected to myself.
I thought it was easier sharing than it normally is at school.
I really liked hearing others say lines from my writing that I myself was unsure of.
At the beginning, I wrote about something in someone else’s perspective. And it was really fun.
I love how the girls really opened up this year. They were vulnerable and that is amazing at this age.
I liked how we laughed all day.
I really enjoyed the readback lines. It made me feel like a super special writer.
Even though I got off to a rocky start, I really liked my piece.