We Won’t Recover Without Art

When I think about how I interact with people and how they inspire me, I often think of the Maya Angelou quote that says “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” As a writer the idea that people will forget what I said (or wrote) is a little jarring, but mostly the quote pushes me to remember how people treat me and think about how I treat them.

Art has elevated me — has saved me — for as long as I can remember.
For me the answer is that, without art, we won’t recover.

she/her. writer. storyteller. impatient optimist. greater fool. fat queer. melissaboles.com. @melloftheball.

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