I don’t understand your point about how none of us “deserve” to win. Who are we to say who does and doesn’t deserve something? I poured my heart and soul into my submission to the MWC, was more vulnerable and poetic than I’d ever been, and have barely scratched 60 readers. A win like this would change my life, even if it were only $100. Getting eyes on my work is all that matters to me.

Chicago native with a passion for prose and an obsession with compassion. I’m radically transparent about my personal experiences in health and wellness.

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