Why I Write

A lot of stories have inspired me. But growing up, I often felt like an outsider looking through a window because even if I could relate, I felt like there were not many stories then that spokr about experiences of people like me, who do not belong to the "mainstream." Now, the variety of stories has clearly expanded. Each one of us has our stories. Sharing our stories helps us not only to expand our horizons but I believe, also to become more open-minded, accepting, and caring of the many different people and places around us. This is what makes me a curious and avid reader, and what encourages me to write - the thought and hope that by sharing our stories of hope and pain and triumphs, we all help to create a better, loving world.

Notebook and Pen