The Movable Type Literary Group (that reps for me) is promoting this clever Twitter hashtag #WhyIWrite to encourage people to share why they have a burning desire to write. It's an interesting question since I believe everyone has a story to tell. So I joined the conversation @porndaughter and posted "I write so my family's rich history and fascinating story never dies or fades away." This also got me thinking about all the reasons I wrote before I started my memoir Daughter of Pornography. Writing has been such an important part of my life and career.
- As a social worker I wrote to advocate for my homebound elderly clients.
- At the National Mental Health Association (@MentalHealthAm), I wrote to raise awareness and give hope that mental illnesses are treatable.
- At the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (@nationalcouncil), I wrote to give mental health providers valuable information so they could provide mental health services to their communtities.
- At 2tor(@2tor), currently, I write to tell the world about an incredible online Master of Social Work program available through the University of Southern California School of Social Work.
I know I'll always write. I would love to hear more about why you write. Share your thoughts on my blog, on Twitter at #WhyIWrite and Daughter of Pornography Facebook page. I look forward to hearing from you.