“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world… The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” — James Baldwin
I started this blog because I believe that writers, like other professionals, have a responsibility in the world. They can shape the story that we’re moving into, whether it’s one of violence and darkness or one of beauty, love, and community.
It matters what stories we share, the images we instill in our youth and even the ones that we ourselves take in throughout the day. It also matters how we use stories. In this blog, I’ll be posting stories that help writers tell their stories, whether to get published or simply to heal and transform.
I’ve highlighted a picture of Santorini in this post because I’ve been to this Greek island and absolutely loved it. But during my many travels, I learned that I can take the images I like best from each culture and bring them home. This was very helpful after I got married and embraced the role of wife and mother. It was a lot more meaningful than buying souvenirs.