I found out that I could make an impact through performing spoken word poetry.
When I first began writing poetry it was just for myself. I was writing to get out my pain. Besides my chronic illness, I was going through a hard time in my life, because my father had passed away, and I was going through the biggest heartbreak of my life at the time.
Writing was my healing.
When it came to putting my work out there, I was terrified, I didn’t want people to have an inside view of my life.
But when I finally performed a poem in front of a live audience, here in Orlando, everything changed.
That’s when I truly gained confidence and understood how I could have an impact.
My poems began to move people to tears, and others came up to me and told me how my art was affecting them, I knew that I was onto something that was bigger than me.
Continuing to follow that passion, I taught myself how to use social media to have my poems spread like wildfire. On Facebook alone, my poems have grossed over a million views and have spread to even more people.
And that’s when I made a decision that would change my life forever.