I write to paint portraits of troublesome truths. I write to help my characters navigate heartbreak, uncover their sexuality, and challenge their assigned roles. I write to open eyes, disturb contentment, and poke holes.

I write because I can’t draw, or sing, or dance, or build the way I can write. I write because the words fall from my fingertips like gossip. I write because there are stories that ache inside all of us.

I write, simply to write.