I think just by making ourselves vulnerable, and putting ourselves out there, we’ve taken the first step. At least, this is true for me. I started writing for myself the very first time a diary/journal was handed to me when I was six years old, and haven’t looked back. When online diary communities became a thing, I started doing that, privately, and eventually decided that I would make it public, since I could remain anonymous. It was the best decision I ever made when it came to my writing. I got feedback on my thoughts, realized I could help others, and made life-long friends. Medium has been fantastic for these things as well, besides the latter, as I have not been here long.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas.