As a white man, you know privilege
As a gay man, you know pride
As a felon, you know prejudice
As a sex offender, you know hatred
As a human being, you know conflict
fear of rejection
sorrow of separation
joy at redemption
gift of being chosen
isolation and segregation
connection with others’ pain
being heard and understood
As a writer, you know words…
Write as if your life depends on it.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.