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Writing Works Workshops

Confidence to Dream: Defining Your Personal Narrative for Success

notebook with the word "confidence" highlighted in pink, stickers.

Saturday, Feb. 25
2 – 4 PM ET

virtual event; open to all mentees, mentee alum, mentors and select invites

Do you have a goal so ambitious, you’re afraid to admit it even to yourself, let alone the people closest to you? Don’t worry…we won’t tell anyone. What we will tell you, is that our ability to be honest with ourselves and what we want in life comes from a single source: confidence.

In this workshop, participants will be guided through a series of writing exercises designed to help them assess how they show up in the world as different versions of themselves—aka, their various characters—and focus on developing themselves to have the confidence to dream big!

This event is designed for all mentees, mentors, program alum.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw (she/her) is an autistic writer, educator, and content creator who boldly wears her HSP traits as badges of honor. She eagerly joins Girls Write Now with an open heart and a passion for the written word. Jeanine holds a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University and recently earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. While pursuing her M.A.T., she rolled up her sleeves and embraced life as an upper elementary classroom teacher, building relationships with more than 120 little someones at the height of a global pandemic. Over time, her love of reading and writing (and love of convincing kids to love reading and writing) became an unmistakable part of her teaching identity. As a writer, her words have found their way within the physical and cyber walls of NBC, CBS and Newsweek. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jeanine has called Harlem her home for the last seven years…though she has possessed the spirit of a New Yorker since birth.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors and program alum

February 25, 2023 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

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