I’m a wordsmith. I’m a poet and I love to sing songs.

I have a way with my words you could say. I took a chance last year. I entered three poems in this wordsmith competition for writers with disabilities. I thought Americans with Disabilities stand up! I have a mental illness so I was talking about myself and all of the other amazing participants in the 22nd Annual NJ Wordsmith competition. I love to win poetry prizes but this was my first major poetry honor. I am so glad I had pictures taken by the sweet East Indian guy I dated for over a year who supported me in every way. He is sweet but he’s a real gentleman too. I went up to receive my certificate of appreciation and he snapped a few pictures of me reaching to take my certificate. He also encouraged me to put my poetry honor on LinkedIn. Sweet memories of 2016!

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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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