A teacher at the Alabama School for Fine Arts and the founder of the website seejanewrite.com, a digital platform focusing on design, development and creative production, Javacia Harris Bowser spoke about the impact of writing.

Appearing at TEDxBirmingham 2018, Bowser explained how the written word shapes the world around us.

It’s all about the power of sharing stories, Bowser said.

“It can empower you when you share your story,” she said. “But it can also empower other people around you.”