Online | Open to all mentees, Writing Works mentors and corporate partner employees
How we begin and end the day can determine our emotional, physical and mental well-being, as well as our productivity and the kind of sleep we get. It can be hard to let go of the day so that our bodies and minds can get much needed rest. Carpe diem—seize the day, we’re told, but do you ever feel like the day is seizing you or starting without you? Bloomingdale’s employees—”Mentors for the Day”—and Girls Write Now mentees come together to practice mindfulness, taking a moment to sort out thoughts and feelings and set intentions.
In this wellness-oriented workshop, we’ll practice techniques for taking control of our days and nights, writing our way out of our bed and into the sunshine.
Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon’s oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni’s work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, “Banana Republic,” was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.
all mentees, corporate partner employees and writing Works mentors