Today, as a writer, I stand in solidarity with the brave souls of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Those who were murdered died for the freedom of writers and freedom of thought everywhere. I honor your sacrifice. You are remembered.
Those in France and across the globe who will carry on their work, your courage sustains me. I will strive to write truth, even if just from my humble blog, even if only in my small way. I have no right not to, as your colleagues have laid down their lives, and you shall continue to risk yours.
Je suis Charlie.