Writing Hurts Less Than Not Writing

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As a child, I wrote stories and plays; poems and diary entries; news articles and cartoons. My mom and grandmother both wrote. I think I started because my mom did it, but it was something that came naturally to me, something I loved to do, and I kept doing it.

As I grew older, I dreamed of writing about my life. Writing a story that exposed the long buried truths of my decades on this earth. I…