Our first guest speaker of the semester is Jill Salahub, author of the blog A Thousand Shades of Gray, among other things. Her professional bio reads as follows
Jill Salahub is an Introvert, INFJ, Highly Sensitive Person, Scorpio, and Four on the Enneagram – in other words, a passionate mess. She’s a wholehearted practitioner of writing, yoga, meditation, and dog (she’s been rescued by three, so far). Her superpowers are generosity and gentleness, and she loves to laugh. Her mission is to ease suffering, in herself and the world. Jill writes about the tenderness and the terror, the beauty and the brutality of life, and of her efforts to keep her heart open through it all on her blog, A Thousand Shades of Gray.
but her ethos, her appeal as a writer and a human being, are so much more than that. To learn more about Jill and prepare for her visit, please read the following pages on her site. Follow up that reading with any of her blog posts or other writing that you find personally compelling.
- About the Author
- About this Blog
- Elsewhere (other places where Jill has published)
- Regular Features
- Please review (but do not read the whole thing unless you are so moved) The Self-Compassion Saturday E-Book, a book that is the end result of a series of blog posts in which Jill interviewed other writers and artists on the topic of self-compassion.
After reading, leave a brief, but informed question that you would like her to answer during her visit. For example, “You write about a wide range of topics from yoga to dogs to disordered eating. What quality unifies your writing and makes it distinctive from other writing on these topics?”
You will earn 10 points for leaving a question by noon Thursday and 10 additional points for being present (mentally and physically) for her talk on Friday.