Maddy Monheit did a story on me in the June 2016 NAMI Mercer newsletter!

Maddy Monheit a board member of NAMI and a member of the NAMI Mercer newsletter staff did a story on me for this month’s (June 2016) newsletter. There’s a nice headshot of me, Ayesha Karim, and it says:poet and volunteer. I am so happy that I am in the spotlight this month. I have volunteered with NAMI Mercer since December 2010 the first time a woman at NAMI Mercer NJ, Erika Reading, asked me if I would run a Just Friends social group event, the Bowling and Pizza event. The Bowling and Pizza event is the first Saturday of every month unless there’s a reason for some other special event to be on that first Saturday of the month.

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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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