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Transformational writing prompts for personal and global change
What’s Your Story? is an interactive journal for writers, creatives, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, activists, and anyone who longs to bring a new story to life—and leave behind the tired patterns of their past. Through a series of deeply personal writing prompts, you’ll excavate the narrative that has shaped your past and be inspired to write a new, fulfilling story for the future.
More than a typical journal, What’s Your Story? is an unprecedented tool for self-inquiry and transformation, a method that reveals personal growth is inextricable from collective liberation. The authors, writer and thought leader Rebecca Walker and wellness activist Lily Diamond, spent ten years developing this method of personal empowerment with their readers and students around the world. The result is an interactive process that allows you to choose how your journey will unfold:
- Explore by area of life: Each chapter invites you to explore a different area of life as you move through every part of your day—from waking up and experiencing your body, to being in relationship with others and cultivating community, to reflecting on your use of technology and reckoning with your own mortality.
- Explore by theme: Five themes, color-coded throughout each chapter, allow you to explore a particular focus from beginning to end: creativity and self-expression; self-care; activism; spirituality; and grief, loss, and the work of healing.
Consisting of 75 profound questions—designed to be answered in as little as five minutes or as long as a lifetime—What’s Your Story? is an essential guide for anyone ready to begin living their most authentic, creative, and meaningful life.
“Finding the voice to know, write, and speak your story can mean the difference between an existence of repressed silence and a life of joyful fulfillment,” write the authors. “Our stories have the power to limit or liberate us.”
“Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond have created a powerful workbook to rewrite your life―to transform the scripts you’ve inherited into the narratives you choose.” ―Esther Perel, New York Times bestselling author, therapist, and podcast host
“This journal is beautiful. It will help you find your voice and, finally, hold it sacred.” ―Cleo Wade, author of Heart Talk and Where to Begin
“What’s Your Story? is a meditation on purposeful being, thinking, and action. It offers a clear and attainable blueprint for unbinding ourselves from the stories of who we once were and sets us on a path of who we are becoming. It is the book we need to carry us through this moment.” ―Latham Thomas, founder Mama Glow, author of Own Your Glow