Terri, thank you for sharing your thoughts. “However, writing also requires us to be brave (and let’s face it: with all the un-pursued dreams in this world, humans are kind of cowards)”.
Finding your voice is the most incredible thing in the world. But you are right the status quo is stacked against us.
Let’s not fear the status quo but remind them what fascinates us. Maybe one day they will be inspired too!