17 tweets that demonstrate why the #WhyIWrite hashtag is trending

As a publication that is a world of words, we understand the power of writing. Here, we handle words with care, recognizing that though they may be made of ink or graphite or pixels, they hold power. Especially on days like today, the National Day on Writing. As a testament to this day, we have #WhyIWrite, a trending Twitter hashtag that’s bringing us together during a time when many of us feel divided.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the organizers behind this occasion, explain, “Every October 20, NCTE celebrates the importance, joy, and evolution of writing through a tweetup, using the hashtag #WhyIWrite and events hosted by thousands of educators across the country.”

To remind us that words have the power to transform, to unite, we’re rounding up our favorite tweets under the #WhyIWrite hashtag.

With writing comes representation:



It is a vehicle for change:

Writing is therapy:


We write for each other, for our communities:

To reclaim:

As always, thanks for reading our words, and for sharing yours with us.

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