What area are you “making space” for?
“Writing is important to me because it serves as an outlet. I can write about my feelings, my favorite song, food (which I have written poems about), nature, etc. The options are limitless with writing and it’s something I appreciate a lot — the freedom of writing. I can create pictures for people without having to draw them. I use a lot of imagery and simile in my writing and I feel those are the components that make my writing most attractive. I’ve addressed several issues in my writing such as mental health and body image that I feel are important to share with other people. I have read some of my pieces in front of others and the feedback that I have received is reassuring and makes me want to write more.”Caprice Williams, Student at Chatham
Share your journey and why this is important to you
I’ve always had a passion for writing. I loved writing papers in high school, and when I started college that passion grew more. Most people dislike writing papers, but it’s always something that I looked forward to. I switched my major to creative writing my junior year of college and feel that was the best choice I could have made for myself. I struggled a lot with my major(s) and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but it became clear that my passion was there all along.
How would you like to inspire others?
Something I would recommend is to watch others do what you love. If you love painting, watch others paint and make note of their techniques. If you love writing like I do, read the work of other writers. Learn and be inspired by other people and don’t feel intimidated by their work.
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