Coretta Collins has always wanted to be a writer. But she’s also always wanted to work in healthcare. As she pursued a career as a nurse practitioner her passion for writing got pushed to the backburner.
Juggling a blog with a demanding career in healthcare is no easy feat any time of any year, but with the world in the midst of a global health pandemic Coretta’s consistency with her blog makes her a superhero indeed. For this and more, Coretta is our Member of the Month for May 2020.
Read on to get to know more about Coretta and her blog.
To put it plainly, See Jane Write Collective member Dr. Millie Jacksonis smart. Really smart. She has a Ph.D. in English as well as graduate degrees in storytelling, health education, and library and information science. She’s also a certified coach, yoga teacher, reiki master, and labyrinth facilitator.
Her resume alone is enough to make her Member of the Month, but what makes Millie such a great addition to the See Jane Write tribe is how she blends all of her knowledge together as she searches for ways to live life to the fullest and shares this journey through her writing.
For about 10 years she blogged at https://milliejackson.wordpress.com about her health and wellness journey as a distance triathlete and then a yoga student and teacher. She’s in the process of launching a new site at http://www.millieljackson.com that will focus on writing, storytelling, and positive psychology coaching.
In the meantime, she’s busy leading workshops on writing for wellness. In late April she’s leading a virtual writing for wellness session exclusively for See Jane Write Collective members!
When See Jane Write hosted its first in-person meetup in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in summer of 2019, Millie was there and has been a loyal part of the group ever since.
When Tawanna Jones first joined the See Jane Write Collective I knew she’d be a stand-out member. She was clear on her writing and blogging goals and she dove into our members-only resource library to learn what she needed to accomplish those goals.
Recently, Tawanna launched a new inspirational website and blog, Rise Up and Soar, and on March 14 she will be speaking at Motherhood: The Remix, a conference to be hosted by board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Leesha Ellis-Cox in Birmingham, Alabama.
I’m proud to present the See Jane Write Member of the Month for March, Tawanna Jones.
Kymmie Cartledge is a See Jane Write Collective member that I brag on a lot. In addition to being a member, Kymmie is also a former coaching client of mine and during the time that we worked together, Kymmie started a business from scratch and planned her first event — a vision board workshop — which was a smashing success.
Just before Safiya Robinson turned 40, she decided to start a blog detailing 39 lessons she’d learned in her 39 years of life. While sharing these lessons on the blog 39 and Counting Safiya learned something else. She learned that she had the courage, creativity, and consistency she needed to write and self-publish a book.
In September 2019 Safiya launched her debut book Everything is a Thing: My journey to living a truly authentic life. Though Safiya lives in Barbados — over 2,000 miles away from See Jane Write headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama — she’s one of the most active See Jane Write Collective members. Safiya takes advantage of virtual meetings and events as often as she can and stays active in the See Jane Write Facebook groups, too.
For these reasons and more Safiya Robinson is the See Jane Write Collective member of the month for October 2019.