|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Location||New York City, New York, United States|
|Introduction||I am a writer of commentary and literary essays. I believe that there is a moral component of writing that consists of a sense of social responsibility. I have personally seen how doing a small thing like writing a simple and well-thought-out commentary about a social injustice can make a difference by making people think, discuss and then act upon it. When I hear stories of human injustice or see the disturbing trends in our society, I am driven to think, analyze, write. When people say they don't care about what happens in the world because there is nothing they can do about it, I say that the least one can do is pay attention. As an American-born child of Ukrainian expatriate parents who escaped the Soviet tanks, I realize one can never afford to be complacent.I also write to convey my love and respect for the culture in which I was raised and for the nation in which I now live. I also write to share the insight I have gleaned from my own personal experience. And then, of course, there is my joy and appreciation of words and language and in sharing this with others.|
|Interests||© Olya Thompson, 2012. Use of this material without express and written permission from the author is prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Olya Thompson and her blog with specific direction to the original content. Follow me on Twitter - @olyathompson|
If you could peer far enough into the night sky, you'd see a star in any direction you looked. When would you sleep?
Under the stars.