When Writing Helps What Ails You

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This lovely photo above and poem below were posted on Kate DiCamillo’s Facebook page

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Above Poem By Kate DiCamillo

After the racist violence of Charlottesville VA I, like many, couldn’t quite get enough of what people were writing as they tried to process what they saw and/or experienced. I was on Facebook following link after link listening to people of many different backgrounds process when I noticed that even some big educational voices began posting their sadness and disgust too. The first brave post I saw was from Angela Watson, so bold, so strong, so articulate. Then there was Lucy Calkins and Kate Messner and others followed as well. But it wasn’t until I read Kate DiCamillo’s post that I was reminded that writing in its many forms helps during times like this.

Stay strong, stay bold, write, hold hands, and speak up,



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