imageSome of my fellow writers for The Mighty are posting #whyiwrite. It’s interesting to read the stories. I can’t help chiming in with my story, so here goes.

i can’t remember how young I was when I really caught on to the magic of words. A couple of friends and I wrote plays based on shows like “The Rockford Files” and “Starsky and Hutch.” (Yes, we were three girls, but we had fun anyway!)

In later years, I started writing poems and stories. I don’t claim they were very good, but I was trying to figure out what magic came together with simple words and sentences made people want to read them.

When I got to the point where I spent more and more time at home, I decided that if I wanted to be a creative activist, my words could speak for me in the corners of the world I can’t reach. I talk and write about things that matter. I talk about people who matter, and I’m thankful that God or Spirit or whoever gives me the power to speak at all.


About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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