A Body of Art

Writing has always been an outlet for me.  In my 20’s I was able to channel all of my emotions into creative writing.  The result was my first book, A Body of Art, a collection of poetry written over the past 10 years.  I had a huge book release party on my 30th birthday and did local book signings and readings in the NYC area.  This morning as I combed through old emails, I came across a review from my book and I wondered, “Why don’t I ever talk about my book?” Most people have no clue that I am a published author beyond the World Wide Web.  One of my biggest accomplishments has been buried in old emails and celebratory photos of such a huge moment in my life.  Today I decided to dig in the crate and let you guys know more about me.

A Body of Art is an overflow of emotions and vulnerability.  While I am a huge fan of my work, I actually feel a bit embarrassed by how exposed I am by my own words.  It’s scary because by putting words on paper and publishing them, whether on the web or in a book, you immediately give people an inside look to your soul.  I’d say the hardest part about publishing a book like A Body of Art was anticipating the reaction from my friends, family and peers.  To my surprise, the streets were talking and they hand nothing but good stuff to say.

 

 

 

Even with the rawness of my emotions, I’m still very proud of my work.  I see another book in my future.  Perhaps something motivational.  Maybe I can give a deeper insight to my current journey.  There’s a lot that goes on in this industry that if you’re not strong enough, you’ll break in two.  I almost broke a few times before but God mends me together each time and encourages me to KEEP GOING!  Anyway, here are some photos from my book release!  Talk about a throwback!!  Don’t laugh too hard at my Evelyn Lozada-style earrings.  You couldn’t tell me nothin’!

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1Comment
  • Robin Avidor
    Posted at 10:59h, 31 May Reply

    I had no idea! Congrats, that is a huge accomplishment. I will have to read it now! xo

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