Chelsey Everest, The Writing Sangha

Date grant awarded: September 26, 2016

The Writing Sangha is a community workshop designed for college women and is currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Participants utilize meditative writing techniques encompassing mindfulness, reflection, and compassion to address urgent social issues such as campus sexual assault, mental health, and substance abuse. Prompts built from Buddhist meditation slogans allow workshop members to begin gently acknowledging their thoughts and feelings surrounding issues where women have been historically silenced, growing a bigger and louder cultural dialogue around the female narrative.