Hi friend! I'm Melissa Benson, the creative behind Raw Sugar Writes. I'm an Arizona native and wife to my tattooed man of 11 years. I'm a homeschooling mama to three wild ones and we are all incredibly thankful you stopped by today to check things out.

Raw Sugar Writes began in October 2015 and the online shop opened in November 2016. Up to that point, my only experience with calligraphy was the small taste I got in a high school art class (way too many moons ago). Over the last couple years, this business has evolved into a passion and desire to encourage other women who often find themselves overworked and exhausted like me. A place we really don't have to operate in.

The name 'Raw Sugar' was a little gift from the Holy Spirit. It sums up, in part, how I want to be found. Raw, real and authentic and making things sweeter around me. The 'Writes' part encompasses not only my calligraphy but my deep love for writing. Be sure to check out the blog today before you start to shop!

Truth be told, if this shop was brick and mortar, I'd hug you when you walked in, hand you a cup of coffee and tell you to pull up a chair. I hope as you browse through this website, you'll feel welcomed, encouraged and inspired. And just as if we were able to chat over that hot cup of coffee, in the days ahead we'll get to know each other even better.