This is a beautiful piece and I share your sentiments. Illumination feels like home to me, too. As I shared in previous pieces, I’ve been a ghostwriter on Medium for over a year and I’ve had some “individual” success, but I missed having a sense of connection and community…

From the moment Dr Mehmet Yildiz invited me to join Illumination, it’s like I finally found a new home and safe haven. I was looking for a place where I could share my stories, dreams, and aspirations beyond my published pieces. I wanted to find a place to grow as a writer and a person.

I’ve been exposed to so many different writers like you, Annelise Lords, Gurpreet Dhariwal, Kevin Buddaeus 🦄 Chris Hedges and so many more who’ve helped renew my love of reading poetry and writing. I am so thankful and grateful for the privilege and opportunity to be in great company.

Thank you for saying what so many were thinking…

Be blessed!

Writer, Founder WEOC and Editor of Writers and Editors of Color Mag Bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, POM, Illumination, The Pink, and Better Marketing

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