“Life is really short and you have to just keep going, and you have to do the things that make you happy, and you have to take risks. Not everyone is going to agree with you. So you have to just be brave and be willing to be wrong sometimes; be willing to fall sometimes; be willing to be put in danger sometimes.”
Jacquelyn Gallo is a creative nonfiction writer living in New York City. She shares with us her dedication to honing her craft and the steps she has taken to immerse herself in writing and in the writing community. With any creative pursuit, rejection will always be part of your career. Jacquelyn describes how she has been able to accept rejection and accept personal tragedy, and use art to empower and heal.