19 episodes

Experience the magic of The Intuitive Writing Project—and the wisdom and power of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth! Each episode is designed to showcase the eloquence and depth of our writers. Listen as they read their words, discuss their creative process and share their writing advice for other young writers.

The Intuitive Writing Project leads writing-based empowerment programs for girls and gender-expansive youth, ages 8-18. To learn more, visit us at www.intuitivewritingproject.org.

The Intuitive Writing Podcast The Intuitive Writing Project

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Experience the magic of The Intuitive Writing Project—and the wisdom and power of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth! Each episode is designed to showcase the eloquence and depth of our writers. Listen as they read their words, discuss their creative process and share their writing advice for other young writers.

The Intuitive Writing Project leads writing-based empowerment programs for girls and gender-expansive youth, ages 8-18. To learn more, visit us at www.intuitivewritingproject.org.

    The Magic of Elana Joy

    The Magic of Elana Joy

    For our nineteenth podcast, we are delighted to introduce our brilliant and magical Director of After-School Programs, Elana Joy, discussing the creative writing process—as well as reading her ingenious rhyming poem, Blackhole—in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. You can read Elana's words on our blog, The Intuitive Voice, at https://intuitivevoice.org/2024/03/28/blackhole/. 
    To learn more about The Intuitive Writing Project, visit us at: https://www.intuitivewritingproject.org/
    Thank you for your time and presence, supporting female-identifying voices!
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    Music:  Forest Lullaby was composed by “Lesfm” (the artist Oleksii Kaplunskyi) for Pixabay.com.
     
     

    • 50 min
    Reclaiming Our Nature

    Reclaiming Our Nature

    For our eighteenth podcast, listen to Gen-Y writer Gloria Min Synn read and discuss her powerful piece, "Wild," in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. Beginning with a conversation on the pressure we feel, as women, to be "good," we then dive deep into "the heroine's journey," the universal quest to break free, to heal "the mother wound" and reclaim our true, authentic nature—as the embodiment of the earth and Mother Nature. In Gloria's words, "It's not about having to become something or change something... It's a homecoming."If you've ever wondered how to find you way back to your own wildness, you can read Gloria's wise words on our blog, The Intuitive Voice, at https://intuitivevoice.org/2024/02/11/wild/. We're also including the writing and writing prompts that inspired Gloria's writing, in case you'd like to explore your own creative process.
    For those who want to jump right to the reading of Gloria's poem, start at minute 14:13.
    And for those who are interested in exploring the books we talked about and recommend, they are:
    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle ZevinUntethered Soul by Michael A. SingerThe Artist's Way by Julia CameronDiscovering the Inner Mother:  Healing the Mother Wound by Bethany WebsterBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin KimmererMeditation Secrets for Women by Camile Maurine
    Last but not least, here is the writing from our women's class that inspired Gloria's writing, including the prompts we offered to get everyone started. (Feel free to use any of these prompts yourself or just write stream-of-consciousness in response to whatever comes up for you.) With deep thanks to @TaraIsisGerris of @WildWomanSisterhoodOfficial for posting these beautiful words:
    There Comes A Day
    There comes a day, somewhere in the middle of every woman’s life, when Mother Nature herself stands behind us and wraps her arms around our shoulders and whispers, “It’s time. You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start grower wilder. There are adventures still waiting on you and this time, you will enjoy them with the vision of wisdom and hindsight and you will let go. It’s time to stop the madness of comparison and scheduling and conformity and start experiencing the joy that a life can bring—free from containment and guilt.”She will shake your shoulders gently and remind you that you’ve done your bit. You’ve given too much, cared too much, suffered too much. You’ve bought the book and worn the t-shirt. Worse, you’ve worn the chains and carried the weight of a burden far too heavy for your shoulders. “It’s time,” she will say. “Let it go. Really let it go and feel the freedom of fresh, clean spaces within you. Fill them with discovery, love and laughter. Fill yourself so full you will no longer fear what is ahead and instead you will greet each day with the excitement of a child.” 
    She will remind you that if you choose to stop caring what other people think of you instead of caring what you think of you, that you will experience a new era of your life you never dreamed possible. “It’s time,” she will say, “to write the new beginning of your own story.” 

    • 59 min
    Womanifesto

    Womanifesto

    For our seventeenth podcast, listen to Gen-X writer Christina Butler read and discuss her powerful piece, "Womanifesto" in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. Starting with a conversation on the nature of intuitive writing—trusting the process and letting things come—we also talk about finding your inspiration and making the writing experience as comfortable as possible, to let yourself enjoy the freedom and catharsis of speaking your truth. You can read Christina's beautiful words in the women's section of our blog, The Intuitive Voice, at https://intuitivevoice.org/2024/01/30/womanifesto/
    To learn more about The Intuitive Writing Project, visit us at: https://www.intuitivewritingproject.org/
    Thank you for your time and presence, supporting female-identifying voices!
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    Music:  Forest Lullaby was composed by “Lesfm” (the artist Oleksii Kaplunskyi) for Pixabay.com.

    • 37 min
    Writing for Mental Health

    Writing for Mental Health

    For our sixteenth podcast, listen to 18-year-old Sarah Hawkins read and discuss her brilliant piece, "Ephemeral" in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. Starting with a conversation on the changability of life and identity and the peace to be found in nature, Sarah shares her thoughts on the creative writing process, how to write through blocks and, most importantly, how to use writing to support your mental health. Starting at minute 18:30, Sarah also discusses the incredible work she's involved in at YouthLine, a teen-to-teen crisis helpline which you can read about, support and connect with here: https://www.theyouthline.org/. As Elizabeth often says, "whereever you are and whatever you're going through, please keep writing your stories and speaking your truth. The written word can hold it."
    You can read Sarah's beautiful words on our blog, The Intuitive Voice: 
    https://intuitivevoice.org/2023/11/19/ephemeral/
    To learn more about The Intuitive Writing Project, visit us at: https://www.intuitivewritingproject.org/
    Thank you for your time and presence, supporting the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth!
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    Music:  Forest Lullaby was composed by “Lesfm” (the artist Oleksii Kaplunskyi) for Pixabay.com.

    • 30 min
    Just Right

    Just Right

    For our fifteenth podcast, listen to 20-year-old Audrey Lambert read and discuss her brilliant piece, "Just Right," in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. Starting with a conversation on the challenges of self-expression (and "being quiet in a loud world," which you can read more about here), we explore the nature of intuitive writing, how you can trust that each idea will lead you somewhere interesting and surrender to the creative process, without trying to control it. As Audrey reminds us, you can always edit it later.
    You can read Audrey's powerful words on our blog, The Intuitive Voice: 
    https://intuitivevoice.org/2023/06/08/just-right/
    You can also explore the author Audrey loves, K-Ming Chang, on her website: 
    https://www.kmingchang.com/To learn more about The Intuitive Writing Project, visit us at: https://www.intuitivewritingproject.org/
    Thank you for your time and presence, supporting the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth!
     
    Music:  Forest Lullaby was composed by “Lesfm” (the artist Oleksii Kaplunskyi) for Pixabay.com.

    • 35 min
    Avicta

    Avicta

    For our fourteenth podcast, listen to 21-year-old Scarlett "DB" Mosher read an exerpt from their story, "Avicta," in conversation with Intuitive Writing Project founder, Elizabeth Perlman. Like many of our writers, DB has been writing with us since middle school—which means they already have a decade of writing insights and advice to share with other young writers.Beginning with DB's words, we delve deeper into the world of fantasy and historical fiction writing and then segue into one of the most important and undervalued aspects of the writing life:  the necessity of emotional and physical self-care. You can read DB's words on our blog, The Intuitive Voice: https://intuitivevoice.org/2023/08/10/avicta-an-excerpt/ 
    To learn more about The Intuitive Writing Project, visit us at: https://www.intuitivewritingproject.org/
    Thank you for your time and presence, supporting the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth!
    Music:  Forest Lullaby was composed by “Lesfm” (the artist Oleksii Kaplunskyi) for Pixabay.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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@jenmarples ,

This podcast is so needed!

Our teen girls are experiencing so much anxiety and depression. Thank God Elizabeth is providing this wonderful program and forum for teen girls to express themselves and increase their self-esteem. Bravo!

TAS1110 ,

Fantastic!

Such amazing work!! Great voice for girls!!

kateenicolex3 ,

Fantastic podcast !

I love the interactions with the girls and so amazed at their depth of knowledge and excitement of writing ! Wish I had this when I was teaching high school language arts! Engaging and fun !

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