The Stories I Won’t Tell

I want to say some things that a white, cisgender man should not be given a lot of time to say. Rest assured, I won’t take long, and once I’m done, I’m going to close my mouth before I say more than I need to.

One of the most valuable lessons I learned while studying creative writing is discerning what stories are mine to tell, and which ones deserve to be spoken from a different perspective, if at all. It is an…