About The 88

The 88 is a platform inspired by the Zulu greeting:
Sawubona (8) ~ “I see you”

and the response:
Ngikhona (8) ~ “I am here”

The 88 began as a simple writing project, a place where I could put my thoughts and experiences down, and share them. Over time, I began connecting with other creatives and absolutely loved hearing their stories, their journeys, their trials and tribulations along with their joys and celebrations.

The sharing of self is the only way in which we can bring each other closer together. So along with my writing, I now have the privilege of sharing the stories and experiences of others – those that I have met and connected with all over the world.

The goal is to become a publishing platform where we can inspire positive conversation and action through creative storytelling and compelling visuals.

So a big thank you to all of you, for being a part of The 88 community, and for reading the stories of those who have been kind enough to share.

If you have a story to tell, please get in touch!

The world deserves to hear it.

Ryan Cheng
Founder of The 88.
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