A woman at NAMI Mercer said “Walt Whitman sang himself” and I thought “wow!”

I sing myself. If I could call my first poetry book anything it would be “Song of Ayesha” and I don’t mind if people think I am self absorbed and uppity. That’s okay. When a person loves themselves everybody starts hating. If I hated myself people would say look she treats herself the way the world treated her but I say no to that. I buy myself the nicest things I can afford. I do well. I have enough and I am satisfied with being upper middle class. I wouldn’t want to be rich. I feel so good about myself that I can’t believe it myself. I know people are supposed to like who they are. Self love is sexy.

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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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