After going home, I fine-tuned the article for hours. I had never before felt such urgency and importance in writing. His story had the power to change people's perspectives, as it had drastically altered mine.
However, given the subject matter, the school didn’t let me publish the article (I am still miffed about that). But the experience helped me discover my passion.
I want to tell stories.
The ones that don’t get told. That hide in the shadows. That inspire. That incite change. That make the world better. Whether through digital, print or social media, humanity's stories bring me joy.
Off I went to pursue my new passion.