Open Road

Project facilitator

  • Gillian Sze

Participants responded well to creative writing and used my prompts to write about their personal experiences. They turned to subjects they were familiar with (abuse, drugs, relationships) and writing became a therapeutic means of release. While they were more comfortable in expressing darker emotions, I urged them to explore a range of affects and to think about how to express positive moments as well. Their journaling outside of workshops was also a clear indication that they were using language (creatively or as a method of documenting).


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