On being a thing

Posted: June 9, 2014 in Non-Fiction

 

The small mindness of troglodites and their “might is right” mindset, gives purchase to the concept of selective breeding. Hate should never be transmuted into physical action. It shows just how primitive we are; though we espouse, as a species, to be advanced and enlightented.

Sarah Kendzior

I do not write personal essays. This is the first, and likely the last, you will see.

I write articles that have resonated with millions of people, often in an emotional way. But I never write about myself or my personal life. I have multiple platforms and if I wanted to, I could. I choose not to – in part because I think focusing on myself distracts from the social and political problems I depict, but also because I value my privacy.

I am like this in “real life” too. I have been described as aloof, but I try to be generous and kind. I take care of my family and my community. I don’t care about fame, which is much more of a curse than a gift. I reject most media interviews. My priorities are my loved ones and my work. Yesterday I was reading Charlotte’s Web to my…

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