One of the things that seems to keep popping up in society lately is rape culture. This is a subject I am very interested in and very passionate about. The reason? I’m a woman, and I will not stand to see women’s right objectified when we have worked so hard to get where we are. I do not hate men. I know there are flaws on both ends of the spectrum from men to women.
Let me tell you about my twin sister. Bryana Paige Hess. Born on September 30, 1997 at 5:02 pm. She has long, super curly hair and green eyes. She stands at a height of 5’10. I, Aryana Marie Hess, was born on September 30, 1997 at 5:01 pm. I have medium length wavy hair and brown eyes. I am currently 5’5.
I never thought this would happen. I never thought that this country would revert so far back that bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. would return to the forefront of American politics. I never thought that the Klu Klux Klan would ever be relevant to mainstream media again. I never thought that I would fear for the well-being of myself, my friends, my community, and my country.
Last weekend, four students, two teachers, and I went to the Nimrod Journal's writing conference in Tulsa Oklahoma. It was the first time that I had ever been to a writing conference let alone any conference, so I wasn't really sure what to expect when I got there. At the conference, they had many different classes that you could take but the one that I took was Publishing 101.
Constitution day was on the 16th this year and Cowley had a pizza party for anyone that showed up. But in order to get in, you had to sign your name on a piece of paper that let you get free pizza and pop. Little did we know that in the fine print, It said that if we signed the paper, we would be signing off are rights. All of them.
I define talent as something that someone loves and is good at. Capabilities people can feel resonating in their fingertips and toes; vibrating beneath the bones. It doesn’t have to necessarily be normal or even popular. Two of the greatest things to be passionate about are things that no one thinks about,and stuff that everything thinks about.
Who doesn’t love a little spiritual twist to a story? A little Norse paganism here, a little Christian lore there, maybe throw in a hint of some Celtic druid history. I for one love seeing hints of religion and mythology in the books I read and the stories I write. But here’s the thing; you have to do it right. If you don’t want to do it right or don’t have the dedication to do it right, don’t do it at all.