My name is GG and I believe that storytelling heals. I also believe in awkward honesty, making mistakes and trusting your journey. I’m an author and speaker who writes personal essays and memoir, as well as self-help and spirituality. I create books and workshops that help women embrace their layers and write from the heart.
In 2013, after 12 years in Corporate America, I left my job in finance to pursue a career as a writer. I didn't know what that would look like at the time. Since then, I've self-published three books — a free verse memoir about heartbreak and healing, a book of essays for quiet women who want to be heard and a self-discovery workbook that inspires self-reflection and personal growth.
I've created and hosted dozens of writing + self-discovery workshops in person and online. I've spoken at conferences and events including Blogalicious, BlogU, DC Bloggers Week, Awesome Women Entrepreneurs, Maryland Arts Summit and more. I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with non-profit organizations like The Writer’s Center and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., teaching my writing for self-discovery techniques to diverse audiences.
Most recently, I've been working on a book of essays about my mental health journey. My essay, Choosing My Mental Health Over My Mother, was featured on Shondaland.com. I've also written for or been featured by Black Enterprise, COCOTIQUE and Permission to Write.
Before I changed careers, I was overwhelmed and underinspired. Stuck in every sense of the word, afraid to be who I really was and say what I really felt. Afraid to step outside of what was expected of me. I had so many limitations in my mind that I’ve had to gradually tear down and prove wrong so I could find my true path.
I had to admit that I wanted a different life. Had to start speaking my truth around people that did not understand it. Had to walk away from people and things that interfered with my growth. Had to shift my mindset from fitting in to being different. And with each step I was scared but awakened. Uncertain but inspired. I wrote my way out of hiding.
Now I create content and experiences for women on a similar path. It is especially important for us as women to find creative ways to use our natural gifts and express ourselves. We’re notorious for feeling one thing and saying another. Loving one thing and settling for another. Diminishing ourselves to make others comfortable.
Here at All the Many Layers, I share my passion for writing and self-discovery and I create safe spaces for women to find their voices and tell their stories. I invite you to:
If you're interested in hiring me to host a workshop, you can contact me here. Thank you for stopping by!
GG Renee Hill is an independent author, speaker and advocate for self-discovery through writing. A candid voice for mental health and self-care, GG has self-published three books and has written for or been featured by several publications including Shondaland, Black Enterprise, Carol's Daughter, COCOTIQUE and Permission to Write. She brings her experience as a blogger, memoirist, ghostwriter, and creative coach to the courses and workshops she offers on her website, allthemanylayers.com. Currently, she is seeking representation and writing a book of personal essays about her mental health journey. GG graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Communications. When she's not working on self-discovery and storytelling projects, GG freelances as an investment commentary writer for a financial services company. She lives in Maryland with her partner and three children and can be found on Instagram and Twitter @ggreneewrites.