by Sara Nović
How would you introduce yourself in a few words?
I mean, “Hi, I’m Sara” is what I usually say. But other things that tend to come up early are being deaf, introverted, clumsy, a bit of a nerd, and having a very cute dog.
How did you start writing and what keeps you inspired?
When I was in elementary school, my teachers were concerned that there might be something wrong with me because I was so quiet (diagnosis: introvert) and wanted my mom to take me to be evaluated. Instead my mom got me a journal and forced me to sit at the kitchen table and write in it. At first I just wrote things like, this journal is so stupid! But eventually it became a habit and something I enjoyed. I learned to process my feelings that way, and writing became synonymous with thinking.
Photo: courtesy of the artist