On humility and humiliation
Buying idealistic dreams is not productive. But persevering through the unexpected difficulties of creative achievement is not only productive, it's transformational.
A writing student recently told me that she was avoiding writing because she didn't want to be humiliated.
“You won’t be humiliated,” I wanted to say.
But the words would’ve been insincere. Audre Lorde said our silence will not protect us, but silence sure can feel like a snuggly place to hide.
To put one’s interior journey “out there” in the public aren…
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