I got my first nomination when I was 37 years old. I remember the experiences I had been nominated checking my stats and seeing my following and feeling so cool to have a presence on this WordPress.com platform. I like having a social media presence. I am one of the first people to have this experience to have different countries like India, UK, Canada, France and other countries seem to like some of the content. Top influencers have a much larger following but I appreciate the other bloggers and the nice people on this site who write poetry, have memoirs in the works or even soon to be published like Hannah Blum. I feel excited about it on rough days even. I feel young but I had never really had perspective on life until I had been working on a memoir that was to be a shorter piece. I remember the support of my memoir professor Dr. Edvige Giunta. I got from my memoir professor at NJCU and had challenging assignments after choosing memoirs to read by popular memoirists I admire. “Tale of three half sisters” was my memoir it was an eighteen page piece about my early onset mental illness. One day in class Dr. Giunta had us read a contained piece called “The Giara of Memory” where she shared a piece from one of her memoir anthologies. I was blown away by how nice she had been to me. I just love reading other people’s memoirs. I read Lil Wayne’s memoir. I read a memoir by a black actress I don’t really care for as much but I read her memoir and her name is Taraji P. Henson. She has a memoir called Around The Way Girl. It was kind of cool to get a glimpse of her life and you know popular actresses and even rappers write their own memoirs. The next book I plan to read is probably Free Cyntoia.
I realize how some of my life I was living with things other people wouldn’t understand.
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! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite