A student in one my Sit Write Here workshops shared this poem with the group today.
We were talking about that feeling we all get sometimes when we’re writing, that little voice that tells us that we should just stop because nobody needs to hear what we have to say. We all feel this way sometimes. But I have long contended that we are none of us unique snowflakes. If you write something that is compelling and important to you, there will be people (perhaps a lot of them) who share your interest/history. Those people are your audience. Write for them.
Your story matters.