Bio: i have been keeping a journal of my life since 10th or 11th grade. i continue to keep a journal for many reasons: to identify my feelings or thoughts around stuff, to prove and or to justify my thinking, to process stuff, to reflect, to have a record, and to let go. my journal entries will tell you very little about politics or current events. i generally have a specific audience for whom i am writing - either myself, God, friends, them, they, you, family, or whoever is listening - but mostly me and God. first, i write these things in my journal with no intention of publicly sharing. then, sometimes, i release my writings for public consumption because i feel strongly it is what i am suppose to do; it is my job. the topics i speak to in my writings are common struggles of common everyday ordinary people. i attempt to use my journal writing as a voice for others. all that i ask of you, if anything, is to be kind, present, and truthful.