I’m CiCi Reagan, the founder of Write to Heal. I’m a recovering addict and domestic abuse survivor, and have been writing since I could hold a pen.
I still have an Anne of Green Gables journal from when I was 12 years old!
Writing has been paramount in my healing process and has saved my life many times. I’ve been sharing my poetry publicly since 2012 in an effort to help others who’ve been through similar experiences to know that they aren’t alone and am a published author.
I started Write to Heal for this same reason. I wanted to build an inclusive community for survivors of addiction, abuse, and trauma to come together and heal using the power of writing, just as I have.
I love sharing my experience, strength, and hope publicly in an effort to help others and end the stigma of addiction. I also write about the various forms of loss and abuse I’ve experienced, and hope to one day open a shelter for victims of domestic violence which will be more than just a place to stay, but instead a haven for rehabilitating the lives of those who suffer when love is used as a weapon.
I am in the process of writing my first novel and published a poetry collection about recovery from addiction in October 2020. You can always find me near large bodies of water. I love all animals and have a mini bulldog named Harley.
I married my lovely husband in April 2017, and in September 2017 I relocated to Newcastle in the UK.