Things Megan Loves: #AlmostLikePraying, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hurricane Maria isn’t in the headlines anymore, it isn’t a trending topic anymore. it isn’t a trending hashtag anymore – but that doesn’t mean that the people of Puerto Rico aren’t hurting anymore. And so, true to his golden hearted genius form, Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a love letter to Puerto Rico, and he performs this charity, along with Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe,… Read More

Things Megan Loves: The Simplified Planner (still)

Have you heard of The Simplified Planner? NO!? Well, allow me to introduce you. The Simplified Planner was designed by the planning guru, Emily Ley. She’s a mom to three little kids, a wife, and now, the brains behind this whole company – which is built on the belief that we must take time out of busy days and lives to make time for what matters most. Too often we become a… Read More

Gifts that Give Back

Here’s a twist on our annual gift guide this year – Gifts that Give Back. In a world that seems like it’s growing more insane by the minute, these goods & causes are a great way to tip the balance of peace and happiness and good will in everyone’s favor. Hire Claire M. Biggs for all your writing needs! Not only is she a wizard with words, she’s donating 10% of her… Read More

#GivingTuesday!

Happy Giving Tuesday!   Here are some organizations that could use your love and dollars. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Equal Justice Initiative Project Voice  The World Needs More Love Letters Doctors Without Borders Red Meets Green Center for Reproductive Rights  NRDC SuperYouFUNdation Happy Shopping, Happy Giving, Happy Tuesday! Live, Love, Learn, Megan & The Write Teacher(s)

Gifts of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Write Teacher(s) Reader(s)! On this Thanksgiving, take a cue from John Oliver (and now us), and give a gift that keeps on giving. To support women’s health: Planned Parenthood (http://plannedparenthood.org ) or the Center for Reproductive Rights (http://reproductiverights.org ). If you don’t believe man-made global warming is a a silly issue, give to the Natural Resources Defense Council (http://nrdc.org). If you don’t think refugees are a terrorist… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Broadway for Orlando

Good God, whenever one turns on the television lately, or turns to any screen of news for that matter, it seems as if the heartache and loss of another person, the bleeding of another city is always front and centerstage.  I for one, am tired of wondering what city, what person, what country will be turned into another hashtag. Another Facebook profile picture. I’m tired of people who cannot find it in… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Love Make the World Go Round

It’s become hard to turn on the news lately. It’s become hard to go on Facebook lately. Or twitter. Or Instagram.  You reach for a lifeline to the outside world, fearful for what you might find out. Fearful for what tragedy has occurred. Fearful for the next city we’re all praying for, the next names to become a hashtag. Fearful for what this world is becoming for our children. It’s become hard… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Teerico

  WHAT: Love is Love, t-shirt  THE DETAILS:  Working together with Broadway Cares, the profits from the sales of this t-shirt will benefit Equality Cares in Florida and their tireless efforts to secure equality & justice for Florida’s LGBT community. There is also a GoFundMe account set up for Orlando victims. Please give if you are able by clicking here. WHY: Because we need to support one another more. Because it’s for… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Writing On It All

Writing On It All is a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public, taking place in one of the 19th century houses which dot Govenor’s Island. In sessions led by artists and writers such as Leila Buck, Aisha Cousins, Edwin Torres, and many more, participants are invited to write on the interior surfaces of an out-of-use house – and no two sessions are alike. Facilitators and session members… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Pura Vida

“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laidback lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle. WHO: Pura Vida, founded by Paul Goodman + Griffin Thall WHAT: Pura Vida is a California based… Read More