To young writers everywhere looking for your authentic voice and to create authentic voices look into herstory for inspirations listen and observe your mothers, sisters, daughters, and yourself Ask questions whatever gender you are you can do the following (see poem).
To write with authenticity is choosing to write with truth putting aside any shackles, biases, and oppressions being honest, courageous, creative, skilful, and brilliant. It’s moving to where there is balance finding our voices in all their diversity winging their ways into every writing genre; popular to poetic, academic to artistic, protesting, questioning and free respecting and remembering those paved the way for us. (c) June Perkins
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