Indiana University Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing Program
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(2007 Graduate)

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
B.A., Indiana University, 2004

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie is a coach, writer and creator of online safe spaces for artists engaging issues of survivorship and social justice. These spaces include #LinkYourLife, a non-competitive, support-based artist community that seeks to connect with compassion beyond the (web)page. Shawna also leads offline wokrshops and retreats in Bloomington, IN on expressive writing for release and recovery.

Shawna’s writing has appeared in publications including Art Saves Lives International, The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, Medium’s The Archipelago, [wherever], Raising Mothers, The Oxford Review, Equally Wed and Open Thought Vortex Magazine. She has poetry forthcoming in Exit 7. Shawna is a Huffington Post blogger and a Mogul Influencer who can always be found in her online home,The Honeyed Quill, by visiting

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