The Diatribe’s G. Foster II – a.k.a. Auto-Pilot
He thought he was alright.
It had been misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy.
12th AP English class with Robert Gibner was when I truly tried with expressing myself with writing. Mr.Gibner motivated me. to write more, apply to various colleges. It’s here, where my writing truly started.
Another defining moment was orchestra. It was this class where I first free styled a Rap because the person trying to do it wasnt giving the beat its justice. I unlocked a hidden talent that I never knew I had. Music had always been apart of me but it’s the lyrics, and words that moved me
My writing brought me back to music, into frees tyling, and then into the hip hop group Gray Theory. This music and writing got me some level of success, I mean I was a traveling struggling artist who made the Vans Warped tour three years in a row.
I felt like I was achieving but at this same time, my family was deteriorating.
I lost my favorite fans, and depression definitely set in. The pen and pad became my friend and worst enemy.
But it’s lead me here, to teaching about my experiences and writing was the only thing that has helped me to battle demons and reality. It’s one of my passions because it’s my truth, and it impacts myself and others to an emotional response. It’s always how you were feeling at the time.
I am Auto-Pilot.
I write for myself.
I perform for others.
Writing has bridged a gap between anyone willing to listen and those that thought that they couldn’t relate to anyone.
We all have our battles, I just write about mine and others, hoping to change the bad parts of us. There are complications from experience but there is no growth without pain.