Why am I reaching out to you?
I was told for the longest part of my life that there is a limit to how much I can and will achieve. I was told that I would not be great. I was told that being different was a deformity. In the tides of life and heartache, I found my first love. I found home. I found the expression and love of writing.
Writing is in the encryption of my DNA. In writing I found freedom. In writing I found my voice. In writing I found expression. In writing I became free. In writing I found me. I am not only a woman but a woman of colour. A woman who has been trying to find a voice in a colorblind society. I am able to stand because of my relationship with writing. I have written 7 books which I have self published. The journey to discovery has been far from easy. The journey to trying to get my books on the shelf has been an impossibility. I am writing to you because I hope that by some miracle, my books would reach the hands of one person. I write, to not make a profit but to reach the hearts that need it the most. I have been through a detrimental childhood that would shake the foundations of humanity. I have been through hell and back but I keep writing because I hope that one day my love for writing would unite a broken world. I write to educate, inspire, motivate and empower a divided society. My books aim to teach the younger youths the power of writing and the beauty of self expression. It is my gift to our world but most of all a gift to future generations.
I hope that I can get my work out there so that I can change the literature world as we know it. I want to take the minds of the most broken, to a place of completion and healing. A world where problems do not abide. A world where Gay, Black or White, Male or Female, Religious or not are able to be free. I am new to the writing world, but my hope is to work alongside a reputable individual such as yourself. The goal is to reach the mass and show them the beauty of writing. Writing is my art. Writing is my heart. But most of all writing is my life.
My name is Jasmine Cannon-Ikurusi. I am 25 years old and the Founder of Sapphire Community Group.
My books can be found on - https://sapphirecommunitygroup.org/jasminecannon-ikurusi/