Why I Write

It has come to my attention that there’s ignorance in a way that I never saw before. This ignorance isn’t hating towards a group of people. It’s ignorance to the idea that there is a certain amount of hate towards a group of people.

I’ve been told recently that my writing is unrealistic. In a recent novel, I write about abuse, violence, brainwashing, and ignorance that happens in some homes in regards to homosexuality. I’ve been told that someone would stand up for a person who “comes out” in an abusive home. That there is no way someone wouldn’t have support in their family. While I am happy to hear these people don’t have negative views towards homosexuals, I fear the ignorance behind their words.

Sometimes, there is absolutely no one. Sometimes, these stories end tragically. Sometimes, people don’t have a voice and feel lost and alone because they don’t realize that there are people out there who would support them. Sometimes people believe that if their “family,” the people who should love them unconditionally, don’t love them, then why would anyone else?

In recent years, I’ve only written about homosexual characters. My career goal is to bring light to these issues in the form of fiction writing. I want to write about homosexuals that find their way to mainstream fiction where the reader isn’t concerned about their sexuality, but focuses on the plot. However, before I can do so, there are other more important issues I want to write about first.

I plan to use my voice and my writing to make a difference, to shine light on the issues that some cannot share themselves. Writing to me is personal, emotional, and life changing. I refuse to take what I’ve been given for granted.

I will not change my writing for ignorance. I will write about these issues regardless of if people can handle the raw brutality of it. I don’t plan to sugarcoat the hardships just because people cannot accept that certain things happen. That would defeat the purpose. That wouldn’t make me the writer that I am. I refuse to conform to popular belief.

So, if you don’t like my writing or my views, peacefully walk away. If you don’t believe there are issues regarding LGBTQ+ in our country and the world we live in, then you are part of the problem.

I plan to continuously be controversial until the issues are no longer considered controversial.

Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.

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    1. Bex 26th July 2016 at 6:00 pm -

      As you should! Keep following your conscience into everything you wish to do.

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