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herbgirl

why i don't capitalize my name or pronouns

i don't capitalize my name or the pronoun "i" when referring to myself because i feel that over-emphasizes the significance of the writer. i want my writing to be able to speak for itself, the ideas i present are more important than the person writing them. i understand that even putting a name on anything then, is rather hypocritical, but it is, i believe necessary if i ever want to be heard. i suppose this is just my small statement regarding bigger things.



"In my contact with people I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come into contact with other souls -- with the great outside world."
— Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery