Johannah Warren

Celebrating the Best Intentions

Today is the day that would have been Fashionkind’s Second Annual Runway Show for Women in Recovery. I can barely make out the erased pencil marks on my calendar, but I could feel something tugging at me for acknowledgement just as I was coming into the day, and I let my imagination have its way. …

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A Thousand Words a Day

A friend said to me, “I really look forward to reading your emails. Methinks you missed your calling as a writer.” Validation overwhelmed me, as this is not someone likely to fluff my ego. I had been told the same many times before. In fact, I wrote my own personal memoir under a pseudonym ten …

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Recovery Campus Article

I was so excited when Recovery Campus Magazine asked me to write a 1,500-word article about our fashion show… and equally bummed when I later learned they are now taking a break from publishing. I don’t know when they will resume, so here it is… It’s Showtime! The women waited patiently behind the curtain, a …

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Turning the Page

As the year draws to a close, we are encouraged to carefully consider both the past and the future. The Most Unforgettable Moments of 2019 and How to Make 2020 the Best Year of Your Life are typical headlines. Part of me is drawn to embrace these cultural rituals and ring in the new year …

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