Writing Yourself Home: A Generative Writing Workshop on December 21

Days are short as hell, snow is falling, and the damn Salvation Army is begging for our coins again. With the winter and holidays come feelings for us here in the Western world – joy, grief, anxiety, excitement, annoyance, depression, and everything in between. The darkness invites reflection and isolation. The snow brings nostalgia (and mud). And whether we celebrate them or not, the holidays invite us to return to our core. For some, it’s a childhood home or family. For others, it’s what we hold closest to our hearts – memories, connections, expectations, and dreams. Regardless of where we are, this season invites us home to a space of contemplation and celebration of who we are, where we’ve been, and the worlds we seek to create.

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Nico

Nico Hall is Autostraddle's and For Them's Membership Editorial and Ops Dude, and has been working in membership and the arts for over a decade. They write nonfiction both creative and the more straightforward variety, too, as well as fiction. They are currently at work on a secret project. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram. Here's their website, too.

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shea wesley martin

shea martin (they/them/theirs) is a brilliant, queer, gender-expansive writer raised at the intersection of gospel and go-go (shout out to the DMV). With southern roots and Black queer magic, shea writes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that smells like your grandmama’s kitchen and sounds like a deep blues moan. Find them dreaming on Twitter.

shea has written 30 articles for us.