writing is the root of my existence. it's probably how you know me. whether through a tweet, caption, product description, marketing copy, or something else – words connected us. words are connecting us at this very moment. how does that feel?
i began writing love songs at 12, poetry at 14, research capstones at 19, and marketing copy at 21. The first time my writing was published, I was 15 years old. the poem was a suicide note i addressed to my little sister.
i shared the poem with a teacher who, unknowingly, had the poem published in a local newspaper the next day. the poem that was meant to be my last living testament gave me purpose and saved my life.
writing has grounded me ever since – professionally, socially, and superficially – but it wasn't until recently i felt safe enough to share my poetry. perhaps it is due to deeply seeded and intricately interwoven admittance of insecurity, pain, fear, grief, and heartbreak in every line. maybe i'm just scared of showing you who I really am.
in a less hopeless and urgent sense, i am 15 again. everyone reading this is my teacher, and the blockchain is the local paper. 27 Times, my genesis nft drop, is an immutable transaction: releasing heartbreak, panic, fear, grief, anger, regret, and despair into a sea of decentralized code.
i still exist within all of my feelings and those feelings within me. for the first time, I don't feel so alone because you are here, with me, when you could be anywhere else.