Julian Blankenship, PlayWrite Grad, current donor

“I was raised by a single mom, we had a lot of scarcity and insecurity, there was definitely trauma. But going through PlayWrite, this was one of the first times in my life that someone made me believe there was more to me.”

It’s been fifteen years since Julian graduated from a PlayWrite workshop at Mt Scott Learning Center, and he’s been quite busy. He earned a degree in Liberal Studies from PSU, joined the PlayWrite Board for three years, and then became our Development Associate until 2016. He is now the Operations Manager at Fishskin Upholstery Studios and runs his own business, Blank Creative PDX.

“PlayWrite is near and dear to me, it always will be,” he says, his everlasting smile felt through the telephone. “Playwrite gave me value, it helped me value myself.”