Tell Stories, Change Lives

How Stories Saved My Life:

“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” ― Flannery O'Connor

Being a kid sucked. I got out as quickly as I could, which meant being holed up in my room writing about any other life but mine.  

Until I started writing about my own life. I turned my stories into movie treatments and screenplays. I got into Film and Dramatic Writing programs. I won writing scholarships and was sent across the nation to record stories. I got into Harvard.

And then I told my ultimate story: a full-scale play that I directed, produced, wrote, and starred in as my honors senior thesis. 

It sold out the entire weekend. 

I donated as much of the proceeds as I could to the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

And I realized that stories can save lives.