Content Note: This piece includes mention of suicidal ideation. That’s odd. The lit mag I was planning to submit to tagged me in something online. What’s this? I click the link they shared, and it’s my poem. They published my poem, but I hadn’t sent it in yet. How did they—? I search through myContinue reading “Getting Published: A Short Horror Story”
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Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?
As artists, most of us are sensitive to criticism. We can feel terrified of putting our work out there. Our art can represent the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, and the last thing we may want is to make that available for public consumption. It doesn’t help that we regularly see other creatives be evisceratedContinue reading “Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?”
We Are Allowed to Ask Questions
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with asking questions. Asking questions is how we learn about ourselves, others, and our world. I believe in the right to question. I think you should question the ideologies you are presented with. I think you should question your belief systems. I think you should question how much youContinue reading “We Are Allowed to Ask Questions”
Criticism and Trauma, Responsibility and Worth
How do I express myself openly and honestly while also remaining responsible and aware of how my words can affect other people? How do I strike that balance between realness and consideration for others? How do I remain considerate while simultaneously not overly censoring myself?