Amara E. Starling
The best thing, in my opinion, about being a writer, is that I am able to explore the deepest parts of myself--the areas that, as humans, we don't often explore or analyze--and relay them back in such a way that my readers can feel them too. When I write about death, loss, sadness, joy, gratitude, love, faith--I am channeling those parts of myself that I've known quite intimately and applying them accordingly. I've had a lot of struggles in my life, and you can see them clearly in my writing, but they become something tangibly beautiful. I've taken the flightless caterpillar and given it wings, embracing the metamorphosis of the butterfly.