Welcome to the Herstun Writer
Herstun is a group of people from diverse parts of life using writing, reading, and multimodal design to come together and learn about one another. Our ultimate mission is to bring people together using art, words, and motion that would otherwise never meet. If you would like to become a part of the Herstun Writer please contact us.
“Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world.
Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.
The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience.”Stanford University Department of Humanities
“I am invisible. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-haunted ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination — indeed everything and anything except me.“Ralph Ellison — Opening paragraph of Invisible Man.