Facing the truth about my own story

I’ve come to believe that artists are given the task of healing their culture through their explorations, through their renaming and revisioning of events. It is part of my gift as a writer to unveil the wisdom and redemption within difficult times, to name things accurately so that my community can face the truth about itself. I begin this service by facing the truth about my own story.

– from “The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life” by Vinita Hampton Wright Loyola Press