Episode 31: Writing To Dismantle Oppression
I started this podcast to create a space for inspiration, education, and activation of powerful new narratives in the world of business and life from heart-centered folks just like you. Given the most recent acts of racially motivated violence on May 14, I see the importance of sharing one’s voice now more than ever.
In this episode, I share what I’m doing to use writing to reflect on and create the change I hope to see. I also invite others to explore their voices, and their messages… because we are a species that connects through stories. I believe that on a micro-level if we can continue to share our stories–even the ones, the thoughts the beliefs we aren’t proud of but show up for us–when we hear and connect with another human’s story, heart to heart, and we don’t just continue hearing the pale, male, stale stories of one part of the population and no longer create systems and policies that uphold that ONE lived experience, tides shift. We change.
I hope this podcast is viewed as an invitation…whatever that may mean for you.
If you want to learn more about how to keep the ideas flowing, head over to https://shanahartman.com for more resources. Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach. Her 15+ years of experience as an English professor informs her work now as the CEO of Synergy Wellness, a multifaceted company that serves her local community of Shelby, NC through massage and BodyMind Coaching, and Synergy supports others virtually through coaching programs focused on using the wisdom of the body as a guide for creating an abundant life. Her favorite way to listen and get embodied is through writing! She is most known for supporting heart-centered business owners in getting their amazing messages out into the world in a powerful book. When not coaching and working with her clients, she can be found hanging with her family of five in her 1924 home in Shelby or exploring a new city with her hubby, Jeff. Connect with Shana on Instagram @shanahartman_