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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Want to make a difference?

We know how hard it is when you feel so small in an overwhelming view of hopelessness. But there are many others out there just like you! And many more who are searching for that glimmer of hope. So if you really want to make a difference, here’s a start: consider writing about your passion or cause and sharing it right here with Upful Journal.

We want to get your voice heard; we want to make a difference too! We know writing may seem like a scary task, but we promise it’s more fulfilling than not. Here are some more wonderful reasons to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and get writing!

To write is to tell a story by sharing thoughts and ideas. It is a valuable opportunity for both writer and reader alike, to be enlightened and gain more knowledge.

A writer has the ability to help others smile, laugh, cry, empathise and change their point of view.

Putting thoughts to paper is a therapeutic practice and an exercise in allowing the freedom of expression. It is an opportunity to let things go and get it out, rather than holding it inside; to lighten the load per se, and discover meaning.

Writing is also a profound opportunity to make a name for yourself; to become a part of recorded history. By leaving a record of this day and time, of your thoughts and hopes, you are reserving your existence, your meaning and something special.

To be a part of Upful Journal is to write so that you can be a part of the change you wish for, a part of something positive and enlightening, and while readers learn from you, you discover more about yourself.

Perhaps most importantly you help empower Trinidad & Tobago in Upful ways.

At a time in our nation when positive hope and empowering inspiration is needed, this is an opportunity to lend your thoughts and ideas to change the point of view of our society, individually and collectively.

It only takes a small act or notion to change the course of your day and your life, and if your words can impact just one person – that would be enough. Furthermore, what if that one person shares your idea, well that would be more than enough.

We at Upful Journal are very passionate and dedicated to sharing Upful knowledge with you. And we are even more excited about learning from you. We invite you to put your thoughts to paper, leave a record of this day, of your meaning, and submit to

We look forward to being inspired by you soon.

Want to write but not confident about your abilities? Check out this nifty download of writing tips for non-writers: Upful Journal Tips for Non-Writers

Visit and read through the Upful Style Guide, which will tell you all about how to submit and how to put your best writing foot forward.