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Help Elise navigate through Trauma to Truth ♡♡
$190 raised
95% of $200 goal
9 contributors
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Ended Jan 24, 2018
Help me return to writing with a "Trauma to Truth" writing course. As a creative writer, telling my story in my own words is an important part of processing traumatic experiences and continuing the fight! I need a little help to make it happen.

Since May 2015, I have been engaged in a struggle for justice against a notorious pipeline company. I have watched my home be ravaged and my friends and family falsely arrested. I've heard the brave souls around me receive threats of gun violence and rape. I've been told I should leave the community where I was born. I've had my sense of safety and security at home violated and my foundation torn our from under me, all for standing up to protect our home and environment from destruction.

I graduated from college in 2011 with a BA in English and Creative Writing. There, I studied the relationship between language and power, and learned to weild a pen as my weapon. I would often write poetry to process the troubles of the world and wrote pieces for small publications about injustices and the struggles against them. Now that those stuggles have so deeply impacted me personally, I find it difficult to write about them.

A few days ago I came across this course through a friend who directs the writing center: https://creativewritingcenter.com/online-writing-course/writing-through-trauma-to-truth/

I have decided to pursue this course, and to get back to writing in order to heal, create, inspire, and continue to fight back. I have raised a portion of the funds necessary already, and am asking for your help to raise the rest. Thank you for your time and contribution. I won't let you down.

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