I am one of the winners of the 22nd Annual NJ Wordsmith competition

I am so happy I was chosen as one of the winners of this year’s (2016) 22nd Annual NJ Wordsmith competition. I am going to be honored with the other winners on June 18, 2016 at the South Brunswick public library. Also a woman at NAMI Mercer who is responsible for the newsletter Maddy Monheit did a story on page 4 of this June 2016 newsletter about me with a lovely photo of me in my fancy Sophia Loren eyeglasses I got at Walmart Vision Center in Princeton, NJ. I love the photo taken by Liz Hagen. I’m 35! I have been getting headaches and my ears hurt too from hearing my voices but I am doing pretty well despite that. In the newsletter it says Ayesha Karim: volunteer and poet. Oh it’s a dream come true for me. A dream I never knew I had but my dream came true. I’m so glad it did!

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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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