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Sincerely Miss Mary

Developing a trauma-informed wellness writing program to serve over 100 schools nation wide by 2025.

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Project Description

Who We Are

Sincerely Miss Mary creates trauma-informed wellness writing programs to help people transform their adversity into empowered leadership so they can effectively serve their communities.

We have helped over 100 trauma survivors heal from domestic violence, sexual assault, chronic illness, childhood trauma, or were formerly incarcerated.

It is now our mission to facilitate Write & Release, a wellness writing program to help teachers shape the future generation by providing tools for stress management and emotional regulation.

Our goal is to reach 100 school districts by 2025.


The Problem

After interviewing teachers across the country, I have learned the future of public education is at risk, with teachers facing extreme burnout, high turnover rates, and the lack of trauma-informed emotional support for students exhibiting challenging behaviors.
 

NEA Statistics of teacher burnout


How Sincerely Miss Mary's Writing Program Can Help In 3 Steps
 

1. Educate teachers on how to regulate their emotions and nervous system when faced with challenging behaviors in the classroom using trauma-informed writing practices they can easily remember.

2. Once they learn this, I will train them to integrate my proven writing framework into the classroom seamlessly to support students' emotional needs by providing a workbook that has helped 100s of leaders serve their communities.

3. Restore a teacher's sense of purpose and affirm they have the power to impact a student's life without burning out.

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Meet The Founder
 

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I’m Maryann Samreth, a wellness writing coach passionate about helping people heal through writing so they can find their authentic voice and reclaim their power.

My healing through writing journey began in 2018 after experiencing a PTSD episode as a result of sexual trauma and an abusive relationship. I began live journaling my truths from a place of advocacy, fearlessness, and compassion under the pen name, Sincerely Miss Mary. Eventually, I embodied this version of myself, aka my authentic true self, leading me to publish over 100 poems and essays online, launch Mental Breakthrough Podcast, become a TikTok influencer, and leave my 11-year fashion design career to become a wellness writing coach.

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I now have over 200 hours of certified somatic trauma therapy training, 11 years of professional creative experience as a former fashion designer, and over 5 years of writing my trauma stories and healing PTSD through the creative process.

I have combined creativity, personal development, and trauma-informed education to develop my proven writing framework that is backed by trauma therapists and creative experts.

How Embodied Writing Can Help Us Release And Regulate Emotions

 

Embodied Storytelling

 

Expressive writing activates all parts of our brain and can increase neuroplasticity to help reduce stress and anxiety. (Scientific American)
My embodied storytelling framework allows you to safely access different parts of your selves carrying emotional truths and slowly release it.

You can read more about my writing process here.

 

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How You Can Help

I am raising funds to help me hire support so we can facilitate this wellness writing program for teachers in 100 school districts across the country by 2025.

When teachers are able to ground themselves through these writing tools and integrate this into the classroom, they are then able to effectively lead their students from a place of impact, influence, and inspiration.

Students who are able to learn how to regulate their emotions and nervous system will be able to carry these modalities into adulthood and become the next effective leaders this world needs today.
 

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Thank you for supporting my mission to help teachers get the support they need so they can continue to inspire the next generation of leaders

With  love,

Maryann Samreth
Founder of Sincerely Miss Mary

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

When will I receive my Embodied Writing Workbook?

You will be receiving this workbook by April 2023, and I will be updating you as the date gets closer.
 

What are your credentials?

Maryann Samreth’s Trauma education:

Certified in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy through The Embody Lab

  • Somatic Psychology

  • Somatic IFS

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Embodiment Healing

  • Hakomi

  • Early Attachment Relationships

Somatic Experiencing 3-Year Practitioner Program (Completed by 2024)

  • Intermediate 1

Maryann Samreth’s Professional Creative Experience & Education
  • 5 years published author on Medium, Thought Catalog, and Literary Magazines

  • 11 years of fashion designer experience at Coach, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Tommy Hilfiger

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Textile and Apparel Design at University of Wisconsin Madison
     

When will I receive my Embodied Writing Workbook?

You will be receiving this workbook by April 2023, and I will be updating you as the date gets closer.

 

Where can I read your published work?

You can read my published work here and listen to my podcast here.


Can writing really help us heal?

Yes! Here's what my clients are saying.

"The Dare to Rise program was a huge leap forward in my writing process. Maryann has a unique approach and a long list of resources to help you find your voice and share your story in your own time. I have always been drawn to writing but I never knew how powerful it could be to make meaning out of the most difficult moments in my life. Through this program, I learned how to see my own experiences in a new light and weave together the story of my life. Without Maryann's guidance and support, I wouldn't have been able to speak my truth for others to hear, first in a published essay and eventually through my memoir."
-Nicole Smith, Thyroid Cancer Survivor and Advocate

I was looking for a push to write, but also to uncover the things that were blocking me from moving forward. Maryann definitely brings in her personal experience on her own path to trauma writing and writing in general, while also bringing in other experts in the mental health arena to help uncover and heal my authentic self. Also being a first-generation Khmer American, it was wonderful to have a space and a leader who could completely relate to my experience that I am writing about. Now, I have more confidence to tell my damn story and that's in large part because of her guidance, the content from the program, and also the group that I was in."

-Nancy Yeang, Writer/Yoga Instructor

“As I previously mentioned, I am taking a trauma writing course. So far, it has been life-changing. The first week, we were given a task to write a prayer for guidance. We were asked to: write a letter of prayer to someone, something, or a place you can lean on and will protect you. I have decided to share my prayer here.”

Read her newsletter to her late father here.

- Diana Hernandez, Writer of May I Spoon You Newsletter

 

Stephanie Kang
11/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Anastasiya Samsanovich
11/02/2022
Write & Release Workbook
$50
Nancy Yeang
11/02/2022
Virtual Community Writing Power Hour
$25
Yudhisty
10/31/2022
Write & Release Workbook
$50
Natasha
10/31/2022
Write & Release Workbook
$100
10/24/2022
Monetary Contribution
$5,150
10/21/2022
Write & Release Workbook
$50
Connie Steele
10/20/2022
The End Is The Beginning: Poetry Book
$20
Chelsea C Cardinal
10/20/2022
Monetary Contribution
$45
Emilie
10/19/2022
Write & Release Workbook
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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Write & Release Workbook

Pre-order your paperback copy of Write & Release Workbook, a 12-week trauma-informed writing course to help you release emotions, regulate your nervous system, and heal.

In this workbook, Maryann breaks down her embodied storytelling framework into 12 weeks, so you can begin to explore the emotional truths held in your body, and release them safely.

Maryann developed this proven writing framework after healing complex PTSD through her writing journey. This framework is backed by trauma therapists and creative experts.

Maryann is certified in somatic trauma therapy and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training (to be completed in 2024). In this workbook, she combines her 11-year professional creative experience in the fashion industry, 5 years of writing her trauma stories and work-in-progress memoir, and her training in trauma-informed modalities to help you cultivate authenticity, agency, and reclaiming of your identity.

Contributing to this workbook will also support publishing costs.

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250.00 USD
60 Min Creative Biz Coaching

Maryann is a multi-passionate creative with the following experiences:

  • 11 years in the fashion industry as a handbag designer for Coach, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Tommy Hilfiger
  • Published over 100 viral poems/personal essays on Medium, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, and indie literary magazines
  • 2 years of podcasting experience as host of Mental Breakthrough Podcast
  • TikTok influencer with over 30K followers
  • Screenwriting for TV/Film

In this 60-minute Creative Biz Coaching session, Maryann will help you bring your creative pursuits to life. As an accomplished creative in many industries, she believes no dream is ever too big, and it's never too late to pursue your greatest desires.

Services she can offer support in but not limited to:

  • Publishing articles, personal essays, memoir
  • Podcast ideation
  • Fashion Design
  • Viral Content Creation
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing Tips
  • Career Advice

 

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500.00 USD
TikTok Brand Partnership

I will create 1 TikTok video and 1 TikTok Story Feature to showcase your brand or business on Sincerely Miss Mary's TikTok Platform of over 30K followers. My audience are people healing from trauma, heartbreak, CPTSD, and are actively on their healing journey.

The feature includes a shoutout with your name or business name on TikTok Stories.

✦ What’s Included:

  1. 1 TikTok Video
  2. 1 TikTok Story
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Write & Release Angel Sponsor

This sponsorship level is for businesses that believe in bringing trauma-informed support to underfunded schools and communities to help shape the next generation of leaders. 

All of your money will go to the Sincerely Miss Mary's Write & Release Scholarship Fund to help facilitate a 4-week afterschool wellness writing program for students in need of emotional and nervous system regulation.

Your company and its logo will also be included as an Angel Sponsor on Sincerely Miss Mary's website and promotional material.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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50.00 USD
Write & Release Workbook

Pre-order your paperback copy of Write & Release Workbook, a 12-week trauma-informed writing course to help you release emotions, regulate your nervous system, and heal.

In this workbook, Maryann breaks down her embodied storytelling framework into 12 weeks, so you can begin to explore the emotional truths held in your body, and release them safely.

Maryann developed this proven writing framework after healing complex PTSD through her writing journey. This framework is backed by trauma therapists and creative experts.

Maryann is certified in somatic trauma therapy and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training (to be completed in 2024). In this workbook, she combines her 11-year professional creative experience in the fashion industry, 5 years of writing her trauma stories and work-in-progress memoir, and her training in trauma-informed modalities to help you cultivate authenticity, agency, and reclaiming of your identity.

Contributing to this workbook will also support publishing costs.

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250.00 USD
60 Min Creative Biz Coaching

Maryann is a multi-passionate creative with the following experiences:

  • 11 years in the fashion industry as a handbag designer for Coach, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Tommy Hilfiger
  • Published over 100 viral poems/personal essays on Medium, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, and indie literary magazines
  • 2 years of podcasting experience as host of Mental Breakthrough Podcast
  • TikTok influencer with over 30K followers
  • Screenwriting for TV/Film

In this 60-minute Creative Biz Coaching session, Maryann will help you bring your creative pursuits to life. As an accomplished creative in many industries, she believes no dream is ever too big, and it's never too late to pursue your greatest desires.

Services she can offer support in but not limited to:

  • Publishing articles, personal essays, memoir
  • Podcast ideation
  • Fashion Design
  • Viral Content Creation
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing Tips
  • Career Advice

 

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500.00 USD
TikTok Brand Partnership

I will create 1 TikTok video and 1 TikTok Story Feature to showcase your brand or business on Sincerely Miss Mary's TikTok Platform of over 30K followers. My audience are people healing from trauma, heartbreak, CPTSD, and are actively on their healing journey.

The feature includes a shoutout with your name or business name on TikTok Stories.

✦ What’s Included:

  1. 1 TikTok Video
  2. 1 TikTok Story
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5,000.00 USD
Write & Release Angel Sponsor

This sponsorship level is for businesses that believe in bringing trauma-informed support to underfunded schools and communities to help shape the next generation of leaders. 

All of your money will go to the Sincerely Miss Mary's Write & Release Scholarship Fund to help facilitate a 4-week afterschool wellness writing program for students in need of emotional and nervous system regulation.

Your company and its logo will also be included as an Angel Sponsor on Sincerely Miss Mary's website and promotional material.

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