You know the exhilaration of bravely putting words on paper.
You know you are here to live big and love big.
You also know when the life you are living feels small and stifled.
I've been there.
It all shifted when I realized I was writing to be seen and celebrated by others rather than to know, understand, and love myself. In writing to explore my story, I learned to listen to my heart and I discovered that writing is the very best self care.
I'm committed to nurturing our fun and funky, inclusive, Story Exploratory community and sharing curated resources in order to help YOU confidently use writing as self care.
You are going to love the journey of living the life of a writer and I'm so excited to see where it takes you!
More about me: I'm Jen Vincent and I'm a Latinx writer, blogger, and educator. I write picture books, young adult novels, and personal essays. All of my writing is #ownvoices because even though I was born here in the US, my mom’s side of the family is from Guatemala. Growing up, I didn’t see myself in books (I still struggle to even today!) and my goal is for Latinx youth like me to see themselves in books and to also see themselves in the author who writes those books but at the same time for all readers to see this as well. I have spent 20+ years in public school systems big and small, in special education, dual language, and mainstream education, as a teacher, mentor, curriculum coordinator, tech integration specialist, and coach. In working with students, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and administrators, I know everyone deserves to be seen and it's my mission to ensure Story Exploratory is a space that not only sees people but celebrates them. If radical self love is our destination, writing is our path to get there.