Why do I want to be a journalist? Why does an artist make art? Why does a singer sing? There's something in me as a writer. I want to explain the world. I see writing as love. Words can move people, start riots, end them, or simply tell a story about a girl from Chicago."
The requested amount will cover two weeks of tuition, roundtrip airfare to Boston, meals and expenses. Any extra money will be used to visit colleges in the area (Nia has her eye on Brown and Columbia).
Ta-Nehisi Coates, an African American writer for The Atlantic, once said "when I was 19, all I wanted was to write like black people sang." By relating to the soul and effort in the songs of many African American singers, he explains exactly how I feel when I write: soulful. I see the world in lines, words on pages that tell every detail. They're like lyrics in a song of my opinions, beliefs, and feelings. It comes from my soul. I'm a muckraker in the City of Chicago, so the only way I know my voice is heard is when it is written down.
So when asked why I want to be a journalist, I will ask you about your own desire. Why does an artist make art? Why does a singer sing? There's something in me as a writer. I want to explain the world. I see writing as love. Words can move people, start riots, end them, or simply tell a story about a girl from Chicago. A girl who knows that when she grows up, rich or poor, she wants to write the way black people sing, the way the artist paints, the way the musician plays a tune.
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