Don’t write to get famous. Don’t write to get rich.

Write to get free.
— Desiree Lynn Adaway


I used to believe that controlling my weight was a worthwhile and necessary lifelong endeavor.

I used to believe that fatness was a fate to avoid and escape at all costs.

I used to believe that getting healthy meant getting thin.

I no longer believe any of those things. 

For the last 3 years or so, my daily-ish writing practice has helped me to untangle and unlearn all the messages that told me how to act, how to eat, and who to be. 

I've discovered how the quest for thinness was such a HUGE and harmful part of my life.

Reading articles and listening to podcasts have definitely helped to shift my thinking; but it's my writing practice that has awakened me in way that I never knew was possible.  

Writing can shine a light on the lies that have been sold as truth for so long. It can open up the places in us that have wanted to speak.

I believe that writing can unleash our voice so we can hear ourselves for the first time.

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So I've created an Intro Level Write To Get Free for people who want to begin the unlearning process.

Before you make your decision, this is what I want you to know:

1.       You don't have to be a writer.

2.       You don't have to share your writing.

3.       Your writing doesn't have to be perfect. 

Whether you write with a pen or a keyboard, whether you write poetry or prose, your words have the power to free you. 


  • Once you register for the course, you’ll receive a welcome email with the first set of reflection questions and writing prompt

  • For the next 3 weeks, I’ll send you an email, once a week, with more questions and prompts for you to work through

  • The themes we explore in Write To Get Free are truth, anger, reclamation, and liberation

  • You can work on the prompts at ANY TIME…there’s no start or stop time. It’s all up to you.

  • Cost: $39



I’m Melissa, a speaker, writer, and educator. Most of my work is about inviting people to make the connection between oppressive beauty and health standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. I’ve written extensively on diet culture and the toll it takes on our lives and humanity. My goal is to help people unlearn harmful messages and behaviors from years of chronic dieting. I also have a background as a pharmacist and certified wellness coach.