“Write into the fear.”–Dorothy Allison
One day, I will meet Dorothy Allison and tell her, “Thank you. Thank you for saving my life through your writing.”
Also, I would like to take out this time to give props to where props is due: I also say, THANK YOU to Audre Lorde (Goddess of all Goddesses), Gloria Anzuldua, Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Sandra Cisenors, Lucille Clifton, Julia de Burgos, Toni Morrison, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, Chimamanda Adichie, Elizabeth Gilbert, Luis Alfaro, Amy Tan and many, many more writers that have impacted my life, inspired, moved and touched me into my writing and telling my own story. And, Yes, saved my life. I absolutely love writers because they are storytellers, historians, ourstorians, listeners, witnesses, voices, speakers, observers, sensory experience leaders and dream fulfillment-ers.
I shall say to you and own, that not only am I a Storytelly but I am a Storylistener. Tell me your story. Tell me your story with honesty and truth. I will listen. I want to know it. It makes me feel safe and secure to live on this planet. It makes me feel connected to you. I want to be connected to you. I want to know you. I want you to know me. I want us to know our world and not hurt each other any more.
Thank you Gabriella Callender, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, Marie Varghese, Erica R. DeLaRosa, Tania Romero, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Sauliloa Niumeitolu, and ‘Amelia Niumeitolu, for inspiring me, pushing me, loving me, listening and/or reading my writing. All I want to do is write, write, write and tell our stories. This is only the beginning…
I wrote yesterday but I did not post it or post anything else for that matter. I did tell you (earlier, right, ‘memba?) that I am writing in my journal constantly and may not post it. Today, I have been writing too but I do not choose to post it and share it with the world. It’s not yet ready to be shared.
Being in action around my writing for these past 12 days has made me see how much i have not been willing to confront telling my own story, not just to you, but to myself. In the name of writing and writers, I share with you all the inspiration that has gotten me out of my critic/critical narrator/negative/narrative and into action.
Please watch, listen, ponder, meditate and be inspired and moved into action…get out of your head and get into action. yes, right now!
My writing has saved my own life.
“Write into the fear.” Not only do I use this as a mantra, for my writing, but for my life and life itself.
“Live into the fear.”
For this I live freely and fiercely. There is nothing to hide ….Come on my life. Write, and live…
Thank you for stopping by.
Thank you for reading.
Thank you for your listening.