There’s tension between writing success and remaining true to one’s self as a writer..The tension can be quite useful because it’s similar to when I’m excited about what I’m doing and doubting it at the same time. Writers are all about paradoxes. The scariest thing about writing for me was being vulnerable. Writing my story in poetry felt like a unilateral disarmament because of the intimacy exposed. It took courage to put one’s self out there and knowing I could never hide my voice again. I chose not to be overly revelatory to protect my family but to still say what’s hard to say.
“Write it as you see in your own perspective, you may be right or wrong but then what, that’s how you see it”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana,