Coming Out as a Writer

2016-10-02

by Nicole Dennis-Benn My father left Jamaica when I was three. We were practically strangers until he suggested I live with him in America while attending college. In the U.S. — my new country, my new home — writing became a necessity for my survival. I wrote in journals, scribbling poetry to pacify my homesickness. I liked to imagine the words floating on water, carrying me back home. Writing helped me navigate the complicated…

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