Ayesha loves and accepts herself and she is Black or African American

People say a lot of things about me some good. Some bad. There are people that don’t care for me and there are others that love me. I always had my mother and I still have my mother to help me. I can trust my mother with anything. My relationship with my step father is better now at age 35 then it was at 15 years old or even at age 25. He complimented me on my poetry chapbook the other day and he said I really had a way with writing poetry. Edi Giunta likes me and says she is proud of me. I believe that Edi likes me and that she is proud of me. She gave me the first A I ever got while I was a student at NJCU. One of the most interesting things is people will say “Ayesha accepts and likes herself and the next thing they’ll say is “you know Ayesha is Black”. I find myself taking this as a compliment and not being angry that they add “you know Ayesha is Black”. It is just so good to be me in my 30s. It wasn’t as a child, it wasn’t as a teenager and it wasn’t in my 20s. My 30s is a great time! A time for me to write a memoir about my life since age 14 and the onset of my mental illness and to just enjoy being alive. I am a Poet too. I am taking a course at The Institute of Children’s Lit until January 2018. Life is good!

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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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