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Ashes to Ashes
Workshop for Teens & Teachers

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Supplementing Sheley Rayne’s Ashes to Ashes Novel is the FREE Dust to Diamonds virtual workshop and lesson plans for instructors. Scars run deeper than flesh, and monsters come in many forms. Sometimes the biggest monsters we face are the ones in our own thoughts. Through various lessons, activities, and challenges, young people are encouraged to confront possible preconceived ideas about themselves and to think about their physical and internal scars differently. Just as the pressure of extreme heat turns simple ash into beautiful diamonds, with self-acceptance, those things that scar individuality can become our biggest strengths.


Sheley Rayne, a retired secondary (SEL) teacher, aims to promote social awareness, empathy, and self-acceptance through her YA novels, transformation cards, and free workshops.

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