This week we would like to introduce Kurt Abela.
"I think, therefore I am. I am an amalgamation of thoughts, ideas and words. My body is only a vessel through which I can express myself. Ever since I was a child, I have been picked on for my small stature; if not overtly, through snide remarks and ill-intentioned smirks. And in a world in which you have to reach unattainable ideals, I felt even smaller and weaker. I always found solace in the beauty and grace of words, as these transcend the parameters of physical standards and elevate to become something bigger. When I write, I could be anyone or anything. I forget my body, forget my doubts, and create something out of pure emotion. My writing began to define me, and acted as my friend and shield against those who tore me down. You can't make me feel small if I go beyond flesh and bone. And through these words I jot down in a frenzy of inspiration, I have made amends with my weaknesses, my strengths and my body. Poetry and literature have helped me find my pride. My only hope is that through my words I inspire others and aid someone small feel larger than life.
I am glad to be part of a project which celebrates everyone, whatever shape and size, to come together and shed light on the true meaning of acceptance and diversity."