Introducing Uighur, 25, a writer based in the US!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. What are you passionate about?
I love stories. I think there's a power in stories, be they retellings of histories embellished for an audience, or purely made up fantasies that allow us to walk in another's shoes. That's why I want to tell, hear, and preserve more Uyghur stories.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. What inspires you the most?
Knowing what our elders went through (despite how often and how annoyingly they remind us) inspires me. Every single one of them has some kind of story about surviving, and eventually thriving. It's comforting to know that we come from people that survive, no matter how bad the odds.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. What is the most important lesson you have learnt recently?
I have value as a person. I might not be able to do the same things as the people I look up to, but I can contribute in my own way, doing my own thing. I have nothing to be ashamed of.⠀⠀