As far back as I can remember storytelling has been an escape for me. Even before I could write I would tell my grandparents stories I made up, and enlist their help in writing them down because I was too young.
Writing helped me work through teenage depression, sexual assault, and 12 suicide attempts.
Now it’s my turn to give others a taste of that escape.
As a young Native American, African, And Mexican woman it was always hard for me to find strong female characters of color that I could relate to. Now I make it my mission to write ones that under represented youth can!