I think there exists a place on college campuses, and even in the world, for people to tell more genuine stories. Good content. Real content.
The world is missing a lot of that.
We’re used to masking our thoughts, our pain, our failures and what we truly feel to make it seem easy on the outside. It’s an evolutionary need. To survive, it is important to show or feign confidence, as people gravitate towards those who are successful and seem to know what they’re doing.
But it annoys me. It completely frustrates me that on the surface people seem okay, but beneath that, they are actually going through so much. Some people feel comfortable talking to their close friends or family members about it, but for those who don’t even have people to open up to? That sucks.
I’ve been in that situation.
It’s hard to share, and it’s hard to open up. But I believe that by creating a space especially through writing, people can, and people will.
There exists a place where people can speak up about their blunt thoughts and the problems they’re struggling with. It’s okay to struggle. It’s okay to feel pain. It’s okay to be a college senior with no job lined up and to not really be sure what you want to do with the rest of your life.
That is what I want to tell people. You don’t have to be fake with each other.
I hope to start an indie publishing magazine. It may be a print publication, or just a Medium publication or newsletter – at the end, a platform – where students can submit their thought pieces or creative writing works, and let their peers hear what they have to say.
Because there is so much beneath the surface, beneath the filtered Instagram posts and the faces you see everyday. There is so much beneath everyone, and I want to hear those stories.
So, here I go. miscellaneous, for all the diverse stories out there. It’s time to speak them out.