When you are brave enough in your writing to speak your own truths and passions, then to write is a political act, challenging the regime imposed on us by cultural conditioning. Then you join others, famous and obscure, in being a force for wakefulness.
“In our age, the mere making of a work of art is itself a political act,” wrote WH Auden. “So long as artists exist, making what they please and think they ought to make, even if it is not terribly good, even if it appeals to only a handful of people, they remind the Management of something managers need to be reminded of, namely, that the managed are people with faces, not anonymous numbers.”
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