Write to Be Heard
A 30-day Journey to Humanizing Your Hurt, Rewriting/Remixing, and Daring to Share Your Teacher Story
A Creative Writing Program for Educators with a Focus on Healing
Have you ever wanted to write YOUR story?
Are you interested in exploring how the personal narrative writing process can serve as a powerful tool for healing during emotional upheaval and adversity?
This workshop is only
open to Educators!
Experience the support of other educators who understand the challenges you face.
No writing experience necessary
Writers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome!
A Workshop Experience with activities that encourage mindfulness and engage creativity
**While participants will explore the healing nature of writing, this workshop should NOT be considered as a replacement for therapy.**
This Writing Journey can help you:
Hi! My name is Ayesis and I am proof of the
healing power of writing.
A bit about my background:
I am a multi-hyphenated artist (playwright/actress/director/theatre teaching artist) and certified mindfulness coach who has written and produced plays which have toured locations across the US.
But that’s just the surface.
Early on, I realized the healing power of writing. As a young adult, poetry and short stories became a way for me to express and escape adversities that I faced.
My first play, Standing on the Edge, included much of these writings and was produced as a means to connect with young people by showing them that they are not alone in the things they feel and the thoughts that they have.
My most recent work, Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns, is a one-woman show that was necessary to write as a means to my own healing. It is a coming of age story that follows my journey into education (kicking and screaming), highlighting how I fell in love with it, and shines a bright light on my struggles with secondary traumatic stress. It was through the writing of this piece that I was able to confront many of the traumas I was exposed to–both my own and those of the people around me–and begin the work of healing the wounds that those traumas left behind.
Ayesis Clay Bio
For 15 years, Ayesis served as the Theatre Department Chairperson for the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School (MD). During that time, she taught Playwriting classes to both teens and adults. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Ayesis is also a certified Arts Integration Specialist and mindfulness coach, having facilitated workshops for over 800 educators with Kaiser Permanente and presented her professional development series, Unicorn Teachers, to schools across the nation.
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