I am happy to be able to help my Mentees. Some of them are African American and I work at Mercer. I try to be helpful to all of my Mentees. Some of them are Caucasian and others are Hispanic. They are all very nice and I have been able to connect with almost all of them. Sometimes when I meet a new Mentee at the beginning of the semester I introduce myself to them to familiarize myself with their names as well.
She said I could be a part of the NJCU Writers Worksop in January 2016. She said Ayesha you’re a writer! She gave me an A in Advanced Memoir in May 2015 (the Spring 2015 semester)! I am one of Edi’s former students. Edi invites me to events she puts on at NJCU that have to do with Memoir Writing!
Negative energy pulls my mood down. I need to be around other calm, nice, positive people!
I feel pretty good today. I am going to an event at NJCU at 6pm called the Margaux Fragoso Literary Award Ceremony. The event is supposed to end at 8pm.
I see my memoir Ayesha’s Story the schizophrenia memoir selling over 1,000,000 copies in print and doing well in bookstores and on amazon.com! I want to have a successful memoir in the 2020’s and beyond.
Other ethnic groups have not come as far we, African Americans, have in terms of publishing books in poetry, memoir and fiction. Asians have not come as far as us and Hispanics haven’t either. Indians are starting to create a small presence in book publishing. Books written by multiracial authors that may not define as one race or another are doing well too. I think that’s cool too.
It is healing my brain and body. I get sleep almost every night of the week. I rarely have sleep disturbances now that my medication has been adjusted.
I kept having access to opportunities that were so great I almost couldn’t believe all of it was for me. I feel like nothing adversely affected my life. I love my life. I have a good life! Having a mental illness is hard though and it’s stressful.