Why I write about TB

Why I write about TB

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written largely in his works.” – Virginia Woolf

If there’s anything that ceaselessly dominates my thoughts day and night, it’s the gruelling task of phrasing specific thoughts for which I have high ambitions to become stories.

I don’t write about TB because I chose it, it CHOSE me.

I don’t write these articles for the rewards that come back to me.
I don’t write these articles to produce a work of art.
I don’t write them to be recognised.
I don’t write them for the Applause.
I don’t write to them to camouflage my thoughts.
I don’t write them because I’m compelled to.
I don’t write them for self-preservation.
I don’t write them for self-recognition.
I don’t write to them to make them logical.
I don’t write to them to water them down.
I don’t write to them to edit my soul.

“I can shake off everything as I write. My sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. “Anne Frank

I write them because I have to write to them.
I write them because I want to write to them.
I write them because I choose to write them.
I write to them to share my experiences with TB.
I write them because I’m so passionate about TB.
I write them because it has become a compulsion.
I write them because many asked me to write to them.
I write them because life does not appease my anger about TB.
I write to them to address and counter any questions about TB.
I write them to draw attention to TB.
I write them to expose fabrications and untruths about TB
I write them because I want TB to get a hearing.
I write to them to tell the world that TB does exist.
I write to them to tell the world that TB is curable.
I write them to destigmatise TB and the myths surrounding the Silent Killer.
I write them to “educate” people about TB.
I write them to give people a better understanding of TB.
I write to them to make the audience think about TB.
I write to them to make the audience change the way they think about TB.
I write them because I want the audience to change their mindset about TB.
I write them so the voice of TB can be heard.
I write them for the silent ones who’ve been damaged beyond repair.
I write them for those who have no voice.
I write them to help heal old wounds.
I write to them to help others through the trials and tribulations of TB.
I write them in the hope it will become a reference guide to others.
I write to them to help others overcome diversity.
I write them so I too can learn from them.
I write them for an audience of people I’ve never met or seen.
I write to them so you can all share my journey with me.
I write about TB is because I’m not frightened too.
I write them to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance.

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Edited & Published by

Jessica Moss – Social media Manager, Content Creator, Planner and Editor.