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Opinion writers cannot not should not account for the whole of human experience in an essay.
If you want to see something written about, write that essay. If you have an experience that doesn’t get enough attention, write about it.
Inclusion isn’t the same as universality.
And so telling me I “forgot” to do this or that is weird. I didn’t forget. It wasn’t part of what I wanted to say.”
The anxiety, of course, comes from the fact that it's hard to plan a future around something no one knows anything about. The only thing you can control is the work. So get back to it.”
So if you want to be traditionally published, you've got to grow accustomed to having other cooks in your kitchen. That doesn't mean they're going to turn your pumpkin pie into a kale salad. That means they're going to make your stew more delicious. It's a team effort.”
it’s up to us to tell better ones”
But at the same time, I don’t feel that being a writer gives any of us the right to just let it rip. To disregard the feelings of the people surrounding us. So I take care. Perhaps not as much as some people would like, but as much as I can and still not be diminished. And there you have it: the terrible, impossible, fundamental calculus that is at the heart of every memoirist’s life. To find your voice is to tell your truth. And there will be a different version of that truth for each and every one of us.”
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