I hope to use the Odyssey platform to spread ideas I learn and explore inquiries that I face in my everyday life. I want to be able to become a better writer while sharing my experiences with others and open up dialogues for people to have real conversations about real topics. Growing up, I was taught mostly by society that keeping quiet keeps me safe. But I believe that oppressing one's own voice is more dangerous than speaking one's mind. I am seeking a chance to speak out and use my voice and the opportunities handed to me to inspire others to take similar action. The Odyssey would give me the opportunity to take a step forward in becoming more active in a new community and reach out to more people. I hope my contributions will help people feel unafraid to express their ideas as well. Not to mention, I want to have fun joining and learning from a community of innovative creators!!