Vitiligo - My Journey Through Art.
“For years, I went to school with stones tied and hidden under my clothes.” BY RAKA CHAKI Published in Teen Vogue, JULY 20, 2017 My skin...
Writing gave me an avenue to express my emotions.
When people look back on their lives, some remember dialogues best; others vividly recall faces and images; yet others remember scents, sounds, or tastes.
I recollect important moments through emotions - with a startling, poignant clarity above everything else. I see the world through a palette of feelings, and it blends its way into everything I experience.
The thesaurus was my first love. Poetry was my second. Both taught me how to capture the inner world I hid from everyone else in words like strokes of color in a painting.
Gradually, writing crept its way into short stories, essays, creative nonfiction, my high school and college papers, and finally into the novel I am writing.
"You can make anything by writing." - C.S. Lewis