Sarah Ratermann Beahan
writer | rabble rouser | facilitator
our stories will save us
I believe stories heal.
I believe creating is an innately human act. I also believe that by nourishing and nurturing our relationship to creating we can be better humans. When we are better humans, the whole world benefits. I help people make space for creativity and thereby experience their own version of personal growth.
In addition to my writing/editing work, I also founded Bewonderment, an online portal for sacred systems to deep expansion. I’ve served two terms as Writer-in-Residence at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts and am on the Board of Directors for the East Central Regional Arts Council. I am the recipient of a 2020 Creative Support For Individuals Minnesota State Arts Board grant to support my research and writing on the topic of creativity and wellness.
A little more of my CV:
MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College
MS in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Change from the Truman School for Public Affairs, UMC
BA in english from Webster University
I met Sarah at her Creative Oasis workshop where I publically proclaimed that I did not have an ounce of creativity. Within a couple hours under her inspiring guidance, I made a kite out of construction paper and Play-Doh. Creating that kite was my first step to living a fuller healthier life. Over the last year, I have participated in Sarah’s Story Medicine and Deep Dive workshops and they have been invaluable to my life’s journey. Through her curriculum, partnership, and playful direction, I have found that creativity is a journey inward toward myself. At times opening me to the pain that I needed to experience to be healed and at other times freeing me to grow.