Today we’d like to introduce you to Audreyanna Garrett.
Audreyanna, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am an author and poet, was born September 7, 1984 in Houston, Texas, began writing as a young girl and has always had a spirit for self-expression through writing.
Never without a pen and pad, I kept a journal of every thought, misunderstanding, challenge and success in my life. Writing was and still is my way of expressing how I truly feel. I started with a journal. My journal housed my poetry, and later my poetry and thoughts were developed into blogs. Each blog encompasses a different chapter of my life, utilizing the trials and joys of my journey to exhibit my growth process.
I have created three blogs over the years, the later being TruthSpeak, a psychology and self-help blog at www.audriwrites.com, I often share what I like to call, “life lessons”, with hope that someone else can grow and learn as well. What each blog I have created has in common, is my ability to creatively and/or poetically express the importance of love and its role in life. I have taken a great interest in establishing a relationship between love, self-actualization and self-empowerment.
I’ve received a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Art) in Dance from Sam Houston. Additionally, I’ve earned a Master’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in Global Management, and a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. And I am currently applying for entry into a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.
What’s most important to me is that I make sure to walk in my purpose, daily. Through my work, and all future literary projects, I seek to motivate, encourage, support, spread love and provoke conscious thought into the lives of many.
The more I learn and grow, the more my readers get to learn and grow with me…
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Honestly, I wish that it had, but unfortunately I learned very early on that being a writer is something that generally doesn’t get recognized until several years after you’ve put in work on your craft.
In 2006, I published my first poetry collage (Poetically Speaking) as a junior in college. Imagine teaching yourself (in the early stages of the internet) how to self publish. It was one of the most challenging situations I’ve ever encountered. Subsequently, I published five additional projects, with my most “relatively” successful project being a fiction novel, Southern Belles, and the most recent project titled Shades of Red.
With over 15 years of being a writer, and over ten of those years being published, I’ve recognized that most of my support comes from strangers. I’ve also learned that “conscious” writing/blogging is a niche that is not as popular as others, e.g., fashion, travel or gossip.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I believe my work is as straight forward as I am. I’ve recently completed a highly successful ghost writing project, which I hope to acquire more in the future. Additionally I’m working on a few projects concurrently, my autobiography, a memoir titled ”I Don’t Respect Your Politics!” and a self help project titled “The Unemotional Guide to Emotions”.
My autobiography is structured in a unique way that I don’t want to give a preview just yet, but my memoir, “I Don’t Respect Your Politics” is a look at black culture in America from a personal experience and psychological perspective. And
“The Unemotional Guide to Emotions” is a literal guide to understanding and processing emotions for those who deem themselves unemotional, as I once had.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck has not played a role in my life and/or business yet. I am currently working on a project that I hope to touch as many lives as possible and inspire many.
- Website: https://www.audriwrites.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: audriwrites
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/audriwrites
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/audriwrites
C’na Roberts Photography (Barnes & Noble photo), Southern Belles cover art by Kenal Lewis and Audreyanna Garrett all others.