I have no words. Or I have too many words. My heart is and has been heavy. Buffalo and now Uvalde. In 10 days. And all the other countless tragedies in-between. And before so many other cities, so many other schools, so many other families hurt, so much hate and so much pain.
Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends shopping… Children learning and laughing. Teachers dedicating their careers and many times their personal lives to the kids they’re teaching.
Gone. Killed. Murdered.
And I want to find ways to help. I want to do something.
Let’s come together for an hour of guided writing exercises designed to offer comfort while deepening craft. My intention for this time is to remind ourselves of the sustaining force of creativity while raising money to aid two organizations that are doing vital work.
Make yourself a cup of tea, find a place to settle in that feels good to you, and join me for a quiet hour of writing together. I’ll give you a few prompts, we’ll share some images or sentences in the chat, and then we’ll leave (hopefully) more grounded and connected to ourselves.
In light of the recent gun violence in Buffalo and Uvalde, 100% of the proceeds will be split between Everytown and Sandy Hook Promise.Nina Lacour’s Writing Together’s website
In addition to donating to Everytown and Sandy Hook Promise, I’m gaining more knowledge by downloading and watching Sharon McMahon deep dive on gun laws in the US. I’m also starting training next week to become a volunteer Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line.
I just need to something.