Digging Deep, Facing Self is an open access thirty-day intensive writing course designed to uplift, heal and transform women into their boldest selves!
1. WRITE A LOVE LETTER TO SELF
A gentle exploration of burning questions,
desires and dreams, and the authentic self.
“I have the bullfrog's
sad moan in the mornings.
Lotus flowers opening
up their mouths 
when I stroll by.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
GISELLE BUCHANAN, BRONX, NEW YORK
2. FACE JUDGEMENTAL THOUGHTS
Revealing our own judgemental capacities
to reframe fear as a barrier to self expression.
“I could never help
but picture you a
ragged dart board for
everyone to claim the middle of
and oh, I wanted to
feel the same.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
JEANNIE WILLIAMCEAU, MIAMI, FLORIDA
3. DECONSTRUCT + 
RECONSTRUCT THE BODY
Examining the body’s vast landscape,
transforming insecurities into beauty.
“I sit upon my throne
of dragon’s teeth
gold-flecked...
I tamed the banshees
howling through me.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
RAIDAH SHAH IDIL, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
4. ERADICATE ENVY + UPLIFT WOMEN
Opening to the community of women
as a place of friendship, connection and growth.
“You are what
Frida Kahlo
might have made
had she been
given only yellows.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
CRISTINA PREDA, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
5. EXPLORE HISTORICAL +
ANCESTRAL NARRATIVES
Exploring identity born from culture,
family and deep historical lineage.
“Women gave
birth to pain and
watched it spread.
Untended they watered
themselves with grief and bloomed 
like sunflowers.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
ZUKISWA ZIMELA, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
6. CONFRONT THE GHOSTS THAT HAUNT
Facing past experiences with bravery
and shining light into the caves of self.
“I will tell you that
my brother is a cauldron
of anger and regret...
when he’s gone I’ll
unwillingly inherit
the ladened black
pot he leaves behind.” 
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF
ALUMNI AHMANI DODOO, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
7. CONNECT PERSONAL + GLOBAL LOSS
Making connections between the shared,
profound experiences of humanity.
“I am of their bodies
ashen stars connected
by smoke, the sunken
ship of cheekbones face full of rain...
we were only meant
to survive.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
JUJU ANGELES, WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK
8. STEP BEYOND THE VICTIM ROLE
Learning to rewrite the narrative to become
the saviors of our own stories.
“I am grinding
spiked heels...
In the kitchen, you
think I am yours,
but I am really
that frying pan,
hot-oiled-up, sizzling
when you throw
water on me.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
LIZZIE BUSCH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
9. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Becoming aware of the vibrant lessons
and blessings present in all areas of life.
“Love is still mysterious
and too big but you're
growing into it,
and in the meantime
there's the jar with
organic coconut oil to rub
between your breasts,
where your heart is.”
- DIGGING DEEP, FACING SELF ALUMNI
MALIAKA ALEBA, MONTREAL, CANADA
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