I am so glad you're here. I would like to tell you a little bit more about me and why I chose writing as my life's passion.
I was a misfit growing up in school. No matter how hard I tried, I was always considered different. I wanted to find a medium to connect with the other kids, to understand them and to make them understand me. So, I turned to books. Library hour felt like being in a candy store. Books became windows for me to learn about those around me. This led me to writing, which helped me form bridges with my classmates. I would journal and write stories and share with them how similar we really were.
Although reading and writing eventually did help me make friends, I noticed something missing in the books I was reading -- I never truly saw myself in them. After motherhood, I saw the same void in the books my own kids were reading as well.
That's when I decided to shift gears from journalism to creative writing. I wanted my books to be mirrors for those that have always felt otherized or felt like they didn't really belong anywhere. I want my readers to know that they matter, and that they are seen and heard.
Know that I am here for you. I write for you. I will raise your voice. I will make you stand out, because that's who we are meant to be: different and special.