I was listening to a podcast today and amongst all the great content included, there was one snippet of a story that stuck with me.
It was about a pre-teen boy who was, for whatever reason, wearing a dress. Someone else in his class stopped him and said:
“You can’t wear that. You’re not a princess”.
“I can. I’m a King in a dress”.
If that’s not a perfect example of using creativity to change someone’s perspective, I don’t know what else is.
And, as writers, many of us have messages to deliver, as well as stories. Whether they be social, ethical or everything in-between.
Your creativity is a great tool, and it empowers you – giving you the ability to present things in a way that others can understand and empathise with. Use it wisely.
If you’re interested the podcast was ‘Guilty Feminist’ – which I highly recommend.