Teenagers—Write the World members—write to explore and discover, to question and probe their many identities: identity of the self, the family, the community, the nation, and even the world. If the writers in this issue of Write the World Review are any indication, today’s young people are deeply thoughtful about questions of identity. They pose the broad queries of “Will my homeland ever be independent?” “Is our future urban or suburban?” “How do stereotypes limit my community?” to the personal musing of, “Am I a musician?”
Whether backed by research, observation, or soul searching, they aren’t afraid to admit that their complex questions don’t have clear answers. For these contributors, the act of writing about these topics provides a constructive path toward uncovering the answers.
Across the globe, young writers are asking the tough questions about who they are and using the best tool—writing—to explore possible answers. I invite you to read this issue to explore and journey along with them.
- David Weinstein, Founder, Write the World LLC