Tanya Taylor Rubinstein
Founder & Director, Somatic Writing

Tanya Taylor Rubinstein is the founder of Somatic Writing, which is both an organization and a process to experience a liberated life. The process helps people access a deeper sense of embodiment by exploring their relationships with their bodies, home land, and ancestral spirits as storytellers and writers.

She is the editor and founder of The Cancer Monologue Project, which is both a book and a decade-long exploration of her story work with individuals, family members, and members of vulnerable populations who have experienced cancer, HIV/AIDS, or mental health issues. They write and perform their personal stories for their communities on stages ranging from Broadway to small local theaters, to Gilda’s Clubs, wellness communities, hospitals, and cancer centers across the U.S.

In 2011, Tanya partnered with author Candace Walsh to begin teaching memoir. She has been a story coach and theater director for over one hundred solo shows, which were performed at numerous theaters and festivals over the span of two decades.


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