There’s something about my self love

People need to take care of themselves. I take care of myself. I have a mental illness. I still love myself. I still deem myself worthy of love and respect and the best that life has to offer. I can’t make my difficulties go away but I love poetry and I’m living my dream going to poetry slams in my 30s, having a poem in the NAMI Mercer newsletter this May 2017 and by having all of my poems typed and printed out. I have a chapbook now! I will be hearing from Chris KP Brown my chapbook publisher by next week. Chris texted me on May 4, 2017. By the end of May I should have the remaining copies of my chapbook and the check Chris promised me. That’s going to be good. I’ll sell anybody a copy of my chapbook who is interested for $5 even. Self love is wealth.

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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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