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Hi Stephanie. I am so glad I read this. Every word. I feel elevated by your story and that's the only reason I read anything. All the way down to learning that horses can hear your heartbeat four feet away. I think that's what happens when we write to one another: we hear each other's heartbeats. Glad you found Substack and Sari Botton. We're not Netflix. Nobody's appropriating anything here. A safe zone, like your barn.

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Feb 9Liked by Sari Botton

Freaking awesome, both of you! Great questions, Sari. And Stephanie ... you inspire in so many ways. Your answer about the power of writing to create change, especially the bit about empathy and compassion--YES! Aspiring memoirist, here, bows with thanks.

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Fantastic interview, Sari and Stephanie. Stephanie, I’ve been inspired by your success since your Vox essay and wish you all the best. And I have two words for you: Aqua Notes. A writer pal bought them for me after I published a poem (my only poem; I write mostly CNF) about words and paragraphs sliding off me in the shower. I use my Aqua Notes all the time.

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What if your story is too painful to tell? as mine is

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