Write and Shine Co. is a collaboration between Javacia Harris Bowser, founder of See Jane Write, and Charlene Lindsay, owner of Shine by Charlene. Through transformational and elevated journaling experiences and gifts, we provide the tools, guidance, and inspiration to help women write their way to the lives of their dreams.

MEet Javacia

Javacia is an award-winning journalist, essayist and entrepreneur

based in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder of See Jane Write

a website, community, and coaching service for women who write.

She likes to sum up her work this way: "I write stories for women and

about women and help women write stories of their own."

Writing is Javacia's superpower. In fact, she wrote her way through

cancer in 2020. In 2022, she published her first book, Find Your Way Back: How to Write Your Way Through Anything. This essay collection explores how she's used writing to battle cancer, boost self-love, and create the life of her dreams. Javacia is a former teacher and TEDx speaker. As a journalist, Javacia has written for Elle, BET.com, Shondaland, Good Housekeeping and a host of other publications.

Javacia has led over a dozen journaling workshops and countless writing seminars. She is also

the host of The Writeous Babe Podcast, which she calls “the grown woman’s guide to journaling” to give women the inspiration and practical tools to create a life-changing journaling practice.

MEet Charlene

Charlene is the owner and creative force of Shine by Charlene, an event

planning and custom gift company. Her company creates events and

gifts that are personal, bespoke, and distinct. Her clients include

Progressive Insurance, Dropbox, small business owners, professionals,

moms, and everyone in between.

Charlene has been a longtime believer in the power of events and gifts

as ways to create and share joy, even (and especially) in the midst of difficult seasons. However, it wasn’t until later in life that she learned the power of writing. In the midst of a pandemic, career, growing business, and motherhood, Charlene found herself pulled in many directions and feeling burned out in each role. Through journaling she gained the clarity and confidence to make decisions based on her own values and step into the woman she wanted to become.

Journaling became a part of Charlene’s life. And it eventually became a part of her business after reaching out to Javacia to collaborate to create journaling gift boxes and experiences so that more women could find clarity and confidence through journaling.

We have found power and purpose through journaling It has given us a safe and sacred space to dream process our feelings make peace with change fight through fear and listen to hearts over the noise of the world It is our desire to share the practice of journaling with other women through journaling experiences gifting and creative collaborations with businesses nonprofits and other organizations

Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out.

-Lee Wise

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Journaling Experiences

Themed transformational events that provide space and time for women to pour into themselves and each other through insightful writing exercises, gourmet food and drinks, a curated playlist, and a luxe gift for guests to continue their journaling practice.

“I had the chance to connct with other wormen on thier healing, growth, and self-care journeys. We all showed up as our authenic selves and enjoyed great food, good companty, and obsessed over journaling.”

~Mi’Lisa Idora

Everything was beautiful. It was informative and refreshing. I am forever grateful.”


“This event completely transformed my perspective. I’ve discovered the true power of journaling and now use it as a tool for self-reflection and personal growth. I can’t wait for the next event!”


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Journaling Gifts

Themed luxe gifts that include 30 journaling prompts, a leatherette journal, and a special item that aligns with the theme.

“Wow! The entire experience is amazing. Everything, from the quality of the box and velvet bag to how it was shipped, TOP QUALITY! This would be an excellent gift for the writer or avid reader in your life.”

~Etsy customer

“It is so very magical.”

~Etsy customer

When I came across the “Dream” journaling box, I instantly fell in love. It was so beautiful, the prompts were intriguing. It was not just a gift; it was an experience.”


Previous Events


June 2023

An experience designed to help women overcome self-doubt, fight though fear, and use journaling as the first step in the direction of their dreams. The event was held at an elegant tea house where guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch and afternoon tea service.


coming soon


Novem,ber 2023

An experience designed to help women define what a “cozy” life is for them and show them how to use journaling to achieve and maintain and cozy life. The event was held a a chic cocktail lounge where guests enjoyed gourmet sweet and savory bites and signature cocktails.

From college besties to creative partners we know the magic that happens when you find your tribe We are on a mission to create a journaling community to inspire and expand the practice of journaling

Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.

– Jen Williamson

Let’s connect

We’d love to partner with you to design and host a journaling experience or create a journaling gift. Email hello@shinebycharlene and let’s collaborate!

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