Rachel Bates, (she/her)

Hi, I'm Rachel. I came to River Writing at a time of profound transition in my life. My daughter and granddaughters had just moved across the country. I had one child in college and the youngest in the last year of high school, and I had just ended a twenty-year destructive, co-dependent relationship with alcohol. I was looking for a way to make sense of the stories in my head and my heart. 

River Writing gives me permission to show up exactly how I am, permission to laugh at myself, and to take myself very seriously. To be a listener and to be heard. 

I became a facilitator hoping to share the magic River Writing has been in my life with anyone who might need it in theirs.