My step dad said my poems in my chapbook were well-written. I need Russell Simmons to hear about my chapbook and invite me to read a longer poem on Def Poetry Jam.

Since I was in high school my stepdad said positive things about my writing. I once over heard him telling my mom I was a great writer. I always remember Neil saying “Ayesha is a great writer”. That made me feel good. My male professors didn’t really feel like I was a capable writer but I thank God for Edi! Edi said Ayesha you’re a good writer and you’re a poet. I am going to have a memoir (a book length memoir). I am almost at my end of the summer goal of having 120 pages or 40,000 words. I will set my goal of having 60,000 words by January 31, 2018. I’ll be 37 then. I want to publish my memoir by age 40.

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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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