Vania’s Women in Lit final paper that she interviewed me for…!

This is how Vania describes me on page one of her Women in Lit paper: “Ayesha is an African American woman in her mid 30s with a Creative Writing degree from New Jersey City University. She is a self-love advocate, a peer mentor, and an employee (volunteer) for NAMI at Mercer County, New Jersey and a schizophrenic.” Then she goes on to say “I am a student taking a Women in Literature course and my professor Edi Giunta is the one who connected me to Ayesha.” Vania’s paper is excellent! She seemed to really connect with me. In her paper Vania goes on, “I sit in the conference room and begin to interview Ayesha. We talk about her life, her childhood, her relationships, her illness and her progress. She, with an easy voice and a soulful sereneness answers each question in depth. She never says no or refrains from answering, she is more than an open book.”

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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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