Hey, I’m Shani…

Through the power of writing and witnessing in sacred circle I help adults and teens voice their journeys, feel seen and heard, let go of shame, and stand proud in who they are. 

I am the creator of Journey Writing Circles and the author of the award-winning, coming-of-age memoir Being Ana: a memoir of anorexia nervosa.

My passion is to guide you to your truth through the power of story.

This work is real, raw, nurturing, deeply healing, and connects you to your humanity.

Learn more about Journey Writing and check out my own story of how I healed from a decade of anorexia and learned to love my self.

Welcome to my world! I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to a circle. 


I work in person and online with private groups as well as high schools, addiction treatment centers, recovery organizations, and organizations dedicated to the arts. 

I currently offer Journey Writing Circles in Colorado at The Rose House addiction treatment center for women, 5280 High School (a recovery high school), CAiR (Colorado Artists in Recovery), and at The Arts HUB. 

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Being Ana is a powerful, award-winning, coming-of-age debut memoir published by She Writes Press in 2017.

Beautifully written and heart-wrenching, this ‘portrait’ is a shocking exploration into the soul and psyche of a young woman struggling with Anorexia Nervosa.

From its opening scenes, in honest and engaging prose, Shani Raviv catapults the reader on a wild journey into the rigid chaos of this perplexing disorder.

An entertaining page-turner that reads like a novel, Being Ana offers the ultimate message for sufferers: hope, relapse, and finally, full recovery.

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