Why I write to express myself?

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
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That's a very good question. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid. I was so shy and quiet. At school the teachers use to tell my parents that they would forget that I was even in the classroom. I guess once my imagination kicked in, I found it easier to express myself through words on paper than verbally. I was very different from all of the other kids. Some might even say I was kind of a nerd. But that's only because I looked like one, it doesn't mean that I acted like one. I had to wear thick glasses and I had buck teeth as a child. Not because I wanted to look that way. I really had no choice in the matter. At school I may have been treated like a nerd but if anyone ever really noticed who my real friends were or what I was really like as a person, they would know that I was actually one of the coolest kids around. Nerds often times are and maybe people would know that if they didn't bully the kids that were different. It's those that are different that wind up becoming the writers, the actors, the musicians, the singers, the artists, the poets, need I say more? I am an adult now and I've been through a lot over the years. I am still considered different and you know what, I don't mind. I like it. I'm not shy anymore but I am still a little quiet. I only speak when I have something interesting to say. Writing helps me to say all of the things that I want to say without actually saying them. I also love to read books and to be able to write them is a real treat. I hope my