Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie is an essayist, fiction writer, poet, and instructor with an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-StationRole Reboot[wherever]The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain. 

As an instructor, Shawna supports writers at all levels (including those who have never written before) in transmuting trauma to joy using the page. She seeks to establish and support safe spaces where personal growth can take place. Her truest belief is compassion, and she finds joy in helping others extend it to themselves and out into the world, especially through the written word. 

In every venue, I seek to establish and support safe spaces where personal growth can take place. My truest belief is compassion, and I find joy in helping others extend it to themselves and out into the world, especially through the written word.

Read more about Shawna's teaching philosophy. 

Shawna's courses: Writing through Trauma to Truth; Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche

Available for: Generative writing sessions and private writing guidance