About this piece: The following piece is split into two parts and was written with the help of some of the best writers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I asked all of them a question: “what does it mean to be a writer?” Taking their responses, I intertwined them into my own writing. I am only one voice in a sea or writers, but I hope that there is something in this that strikes with every writer. … More We are the Writers (I)
“I blinked at the screen, at a complete loss. The headline flashed across the screen: Multiple people killed in shooting at Quebec City mosque.” … More Personal Narrative- There is Nothing I Can Say…
What I can give will not be enough for what is to come and believe me
If I could give you everything that’s me to save you I would in a heartbeat … More When I Think of What May Come to Pass
“Fear barged into my home without being asked and has taken a seat, put his feet up on top of my books and use my notes to wipe the screams off his shoes. With a snap of his fingers, I am at his command and he makes me close the door, lock the window, put out the fire, until there is nothing left but me, him, and the darkness.” … More To Fear I Submit
“I’ve lived the past eighteen years with my name guiding me, and I never once stopped to question if what I was doing was wrong. If I was looking for something meaningful in a name that literally could have been anything.” … More What’s in a Name?
“I write because I’m begging you to listen. I write because I want to know that when I go out in the morning, I am not one against millions. I write because sometimes it feels like the only way I can now speak.” … More To Be Strong
“Hoping foolishly that someone would appear, but my voice only echoed back to me. How much time has passed since I had been in that room? How long had I allowed myself to be locked away?” … More Say Goodbye Before You Go