Mindful Writing to Explore Your True Self

This is an opportunity for reflection—without judgment. Explore seven writing prompts that encourage us to connect with who we are.

Last session we talked about the masks we wear. In this session, we’re going to take a dive into self-reflection about who we are—some of our fears, some of our love, some of the things that we want to show the world, maybe things you haven’t thought about in a while.

I came back from my trip teaching in India and I started working with the students. We began talking about these masks, what we let people see, and what we don’t let people see. As our work continued to grow, working with young men in our program and people around the world, we tried to provide people an opportunity to do more self-reflection. Today there’s going to be an opportunity for you to reflect. Take a breath. Breathe.

Breathe and Reflect

Hopefully you’re breathing. Maybe taking one of those deep breaths. How about we take one together? Breathe. Maybe you’re already reflecting on how you’re showing up in the world, things that you’re letting people see, and things you’re not letting people see. Where are the places that you can begin being more of yourself?

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About the author

Ashanti Branch

Ashanti Branch is the founder and executive director of The Ever Forward Club. In 2004, during Ashanti’s first year teaching high school math, he started The Ever Forward Club to provide support for African American and Latino males in school. He works to change how students, especially young men of color, interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Since then, Ever Forward has helped all of it’s more than 150 members graduate from high school.