I’ve always loved writing. Essays, poems, shopping lists—you name it. In 2015, I submitted my poem “An Autobiography” to the Tumblr blog WNQ Writers, and it received more than 5000 notes. A few days later, it was shared by the popular writing blog Poems Porn, where it has since received over 19,000 likes on Instagram.
That year, I submitted many more poems to established literary magazines, journals, and zines, such as Meggie Royer’s Persephone’s Daughters, where I’m a poetry editor and tech assistant.
Though I’m not writing as actively now as I was then, I still occasionally pen a stanza or two when inspiration strikes.