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Why do you write? I write because I can express myself more through written prose and poetry than with the spoken word. I am bound by less when it comes to writing, and I appreciate that aspect more than anything.

What writer inspires you to make social change?

Langston Hughes, a writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance, is one of my inspirations when it comes to artistic expression. His works relating to the plight of African-Americans in the United States, as well as other narratives describing African-American culture shaped the early literary world in the twentieth century, and in my opinion, are still relevant to the social issues today. I use his work as an example when I aspire to make social change, as he stood for positive change for those who were disadvantaged, and that is what I stand for every day.

Anything you’d suggest for us to read?

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur. This was truly a magnificent collection of poetry, and it shaped the way I think about the world around us.