Last week’s essay contest was one of the most moving things I’ve experienced here at the site so far. The emails — not to mention the essays themselves — we received were some of the most thoughtful I’ve ever read. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who took the time to share their voice and their story with us here. Every single entry was a joy to read and I look forward to reading much more of all of your writing. To the finalists, thank you for having the courage to share your stories here in front of such a wide audience. You did so with open hearts and open minds and I think that was exactly how they were received.
Now that the voting has come to an end, I’m happy to announce the winner of our first-ever essay contest…
Congratulations to Liberty and everyone else who was a finalist this year. Liberty will be receiving a $500 prize and we will be sure to continue reaching out to all of the amazing writers who entered to hopefully contribute more here at DS in the future.
We will be back tomorrow with regular content. Until then, please take a moment to check out all of this year’s finalists if you haven’t already! xo, grace