Last week, I justified not posting an article due to the overwhelming stress and nerves I was feeling from the election. There was too much on my mind to sit down and construct a thoughtful, eloquent blog post. But, here I sit, unable to think of a topic to write on besides—you guessed it—the election.
It’s because the intersection of my previous studies in creative writing and my current degree in public administration boils down to this year’s election, or really any contest between two parties that garners such intense media attention. I definitely didn’t pay as much mind to previous presidential elections or have the knowledge I do now to dissect what’s going on. It’s what I’ve mentioned before on here, and what I will never hesitate to bring up: the importance and power of narratives.Continue Reading Politics, the election, narratives—and why you should read a book