Challenging the silence

There are times when silence is a gift. Noises and distractions are gone, and it's you and your own breath. There are times when silence is dangerous. Atrocities are permitted, boundaries are crossed, and yet nothing is said. There are times when a voice is silenced by something or someone -- fear, doubt, discrimination, shame, … Continue reading Challenging the silence

Thoughts while reading a book

All it takes is a single moment. A thought, a word, a musical note -- something draws you in. It feels almost magnetic because, somehow, it understands you. It seems to be expressing the very emotions and thoughts you yourself have experienced and felt. It pulls at this deep cavern within the pit of your … Continue reading Thoughts while reading a book

Why I write

Sometimes it honestly seems like there's nothing more intimidating than a blank white piece of paper -- or, more realistically, the blank white screen depicting the piece of paper humans have traditionally written upon. Upon that blank page, you're supposed to spill out your thoughts, your aspirations, your secrets, your mind, your being. And the … Continue reading Why I write