Storytellers Just Want Connection


I’d stand in my doorway and watch lightning break in the thunderheads at the base of the mountain: threads of electricity flashing through the sky in the distance—instantaneous and then gone. Can I get an Instagram of this? I would wonder. How many people would like it? I knew it was bad. But I wasn’t sure how to fix what was wrong.

At Catapult, Adrienne Celt tackles a psycho-emotional topic familiar to many creators and storytellers. Why do we create, write, publish, and continue? For those of us who get a taste of love, acceptance, and support, is there a chance we become addicted and what do we do when those feelings pass us by?

Jayson Flores is Gay on a Budget's Founder and Editor, Aries/Taurus cusp, bigender, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus, where they are also Assistant Interviews Editor. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @gayonabudget. More from this author →