DeSalvo’s The Art of Slow Writing was the book my memoir teacher Edvige Giunta recommended I use as a guide

Dr. Edvige Giunta was my memoir professor. I took her for two semesters of Memoir (Memoir Workshop and Advanced Memoir) and I had such a great experience during my last two semesters at NJCU.  Finally after taking Memoir I felt like I was a part of the NJCU community! I became a memoir writer at the age of 33 or 34.That was so cool! I think writing memoirs in Edi Giunta’s class my last two semesters at NJCU was the coolest thing I ever did. I have three process journals that I filled after classes were finished. I spilled the ink.  I have (My) Ayesha’s story and my Parents and Teachers as Allies presentation. I have written a lot about my life with my mental illness. All of these writings are a part of my Schizophrenia autobiography. I plan to publish my memoir Memories of Me by age 40.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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