Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: How has writing changed you?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Allison Stein, Editor-in-Chief: As a child, I was extremely shy and consequently struggled to express myself and voice my truth. The ability to encapsulate emotion on paper transformed me then, and continues to do so today. I write because words provide me with a medium to empower others, because they inspire me to articulate my impressions of the world, because they give me a voice. My dream to become a published author has changed my life and given me the courage to say my heart.

Madisen Garcia, Contributing Writer: Writing has given me a way to express myself and inform people! I love writing because you can do ANYTHING you want to do.

Stella Prince, Nonfiction, AK Adventures, and Global Village Editor: Ever since I was young, writing has made me happier. It has gotten me to express myself and be myself.

Aryaman Sheth, Fiction and Photography Editor: I think writing is important for every single person; it doesn’t matter whether you or others feel that you are good at it or not. That is not the purpose of writing; I believe the best way writing can change a person and has changed me is by allowing me to express myself in a healthy and productive manner. When one writes or when I write rather, I get taken to a place, be it fictional or not. Writing has helped me look at things in different perspectives and in a more positive manner.

Ashley Lin, Poetry Editor and Adult Spotlight Interviewer: Writing is different from reading. It’s different from speaking. To me, writing gives you a certain degree of freedom, where you can freely express your ideas without fear of being put down or judged. Before I started writing, I couldn’t communicate my ideas clearly nor concisely. Writing has empowered me to create change on social issues, and believe in the power of my words to influence another’s thinking. Ultimately, writing has opened up my world.

Davi Jacobs, Contributing Writer: I can relieve some of my stress through writing. Writing has allowed me to reduce my stress levels.