Most of my life has been centered in Alief, Houston, Texas. After I graduated from high school a year early, I decided that I wanted to experience life outside of what I had known my whole life. I wanted to create a new version of my reality in a different place, and going to college offered me that life-altering opportunity. In 2011, at the age of 19, I moved to Denton, Texas where I eventually earned an undergraduate degree in social work from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. The very essence of social work is to ‘promote social change, development, cohesion, and empowerment’. I wanted to contribute to this in a much more powerful way, so I decided to pursue a graduate degree. Once again my journey has taken me to North Texas, and I am a candidate for a master’s degree at the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Like many people, my dream is to truly leave behind a legendary difference in this world, and I hope to achieve that by combining my two passions of social work and writing.
As a child it had been a dream of mine to one day become an author. This was partly because I was wildly creative, but also because I was a fairly quiet person growing up—still am to this day—and I found that I could best express myself through writing. Writing is an art form. Painters have specific techniques and brush strokes that characterize their work. I believe writing has similar concepts. Everyone has a very unique way of expressing themselves through writing; when done with a skillful approach their voice genuinely shines through. Communication through writing is done in a thoughtful and beautiful manner; taking the time to delicately figure out how to best get people to understand your perspective. Connecting to people in this way is compelling beyond any measure.
Through some miracle of the universe, I have been given the opportunity to be an editor for this site, and I hope to contribute to the beauty of sharing other people’s perspectives. I wholeheartedly believe in the purpose of this site and the difference this could make to our world. I’m honored to be a part of the journeys of these writers, and I hope you all enjoy the ride as well.