“jimi didn’t start out awesome.”

Let me tell you how important it is to suck at stuff. Very. It’s so very important to look like an idiot, to fail, to get rejected, and to do something before you’re good at it. It’s, like, a billion important. This past weekend I went to Piedmont Park with a couple rapper friends, and we […]

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Day 115 of 365: I write because…

I don’t write because I want to; I write because I have to. I share my words and thoughts and feelings in as transparent of a way as possible on any given day because, if I don’t, I can feel the words dancing under my skin… Painting graffiti inside my veins… Sketching doodles inside the […]

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Day 99 of 365: Larry Leaves — a children’s story

Here is the first part of a children’s story I began last year. This is the first time in a long time I’ve felt excited while reading something I’ve written, and excited to finish it. Larry Leaves Written by Jen Butler “Don’t make me do it!” Larry screamed. “Please… Don’t…” His voice turned to a whimper […]

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