I know I am beautiful just the way I am.

I am black beauty. Black is beautiful. I am learning to love the skin I’m in. I know being black there are certain things that go along with that and one of those things is racism and discrimination. I feel like black is the thing for me to be. One thing that I can say is as a black woman I have a very secure identity. I know opinions differ on the subject but I feel good when people say “Ayesha you’re a good writer.” I have dreamed of becoming a writer for a long time. I studied creative writing in college. I know I am a strong person. When I was a child I got teased a lot because of my dark complexion. I know how things like skin tone and color being something people make a big deal about but self acceptance has been a God send to me in my 30s. I feel comfortable being myself now!

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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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