On (My) Writing
Write a narrative that shows and gives language to how change might look.
Reckon with complicity.
Ask, “How am I aligning myself with power?”
Note: Sometimes I need to leave the country in order to fully see home.
Don’t be swayed by the perceived danger associated with showing emotion.
On (My) Reasons For Writing
How do I consider the efficacy of my work?
Do I take risks without assuming I will benefit from the risk?
Note: Humans exist in silos. Art is the bridge.
If my ambition is given more attention than curiosity, the order of the world gets fucked up.
On (My) Motivation
Question: With whom do spend time and feel regenerated? What about our togetherness is magical?
Community is necessary.
Connection is necessary.
I am (necessary).
On (My) Personal Narrative
Might it be beneficial to unlearn a language I first learned?
[“Porn was the first place I experienced the truth of myself.” —Alexander Chee]
Note: Buy queer books and not from Amazon.
The life of an artist: being told no.
The life of an artist: hot belly fire, stoked.
On (My) Life as a Writer
Questions about my craft are ultimately questions about how I live.
I will become a better writer by allowing myself to be more interested in the world.
I will become a better writer by writing.
I must tell my stories. Why? They are not mine to keep.