Don’t underestimate the influence of your written words, Ezinne! You make your readers think in ways they never have before, and you reach so many more than you could through other methods of activism. You were one of the first contributors I began following when I joined Medium. You never fail to stretch my mind, always encouraging me to examine myself and my beliefs, helping me to better understand the experiences of others, inspiring me to dig deeper and reach higher.

My guess is you would also be a powerful and inspirational speaker — not knowing you personally, I can only guess. Perhaps you are shy, but I sincerely doubt that. Your passion would make you a supreme orator.

The current political and social situations are so horrific and so overwhelming, we all feel tiny, insignificant, and inadequate, but that is when we are the most needed. We are always stronger and braver than someone. We can always inspire and motivate someone. Word by word. Person by person. Such is the history of civilization.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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