Writing to Empower

Getting Un-stuck

If you're feeling lost, confused, or generally "stuck," you've come to the right place. Getting out of your head and onto the paper is the quickest way to achieve freedom. Studies have shown that consistent expression through writing, journaling, or keeping a diary has positive cognitive effects on the human brain. These changes translate both personally and professionally - providing a holistic improvement to current stresses. 

The story usually goes:

  • Find your voice
  • Express it
  • Feel good 

How to Write Better

You are not Ralph Waldo Emerson

But great news! You don't have to be. Being a great writer isn't about becoming the next historic author. It's about finding an authentic way to express yourself and cultivating empathy. Writing better means finding the best avenue to peel back your own layers, dig deep, and shine. A few options include:

  • Entering competitions 
  • Attending a writer's workshop
  • Joining a book club

Check out our full list of suggestions on how to achieve this goal. 

Diversity Workshops 101

Orange is the new black, and visa-versa

Change happens at the edge of your comfort zone - so get some fresh perspectives! Diversity workshops can offer some of the most supportive groups of people you will ever encounter. At Uprooted, we pride ourselves in making sure each individual walks away with:

  • A strong and supportive network of writers of color
  • A sense of empowerment
  • A new perspective

Learn more about the case for diversity workshops.

Still don't believe us? Let's chat. 

Giving Back to the Community

Pay it Forward.

Every workshop we offer ends in an organized reading. We work with local schools in underserved communities, where the majority of the population (at least 70%) is of minority descent. The goal is to close the circle, and keep the loop of empowerment strong. These kids will hear your pieces and get inspired. Here are some local schools we work with to make the magic happen:

  • Lowell High School
  • B.F. Butler Middle School
  • Dr. An Wang School