personal essays

What Does Your Story Add To The Conversation?

Without thinking about the context of our words, we are silencing others who may, in fact, be harmed by what we write. (Image: Unsplash/ Greyson Joralemon)

What happens when we publish something that hurts another group of people?

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Navigating The Ethics Of Editing Personal Essays 

My personal goal was always to help writers tap into bigger social and cultural issues through their work — not to peddle exploitative shock-factor trash.

The fact of the matter is that content mills are dangerous and personal essays are a different beast. And there’s a vast level of discrepancy between a phone-it-in XYZ — and a Here’s What It Feels Like piece and other essays, where the language sings and the story is backed up by reportage. I’m aware of this. But there is also a middle ground.

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Why I Tell The Truth: An Ode To Writing

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It's a small life—a simmering whimpering song really—but I will not slip silently into the grass with you, I cannot.

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