I have a Master's Degree in creative writing and I graduated with a second major in art. I also have a permanent State Teacher Certification in Creative Writing. I decided to pursue my dream of being a creative writing teacher in high school when I started teaching in an internship program. I still work part time as a teacher while pursuing my artistic endeavors in New York. I love writing song lyrics and poems so I decided to incorporate my love for writing into creating textual art. My goal is to inspire others through the symbolism of my designs and poems. Survivor 1 stands for someone who has survived extreme physical, mental, spiritual or emotional adversities in life. I have presented my work at banks, halls, Soho galleries and various networks in New York City. My goal is to integrate themes of healing into artistic creations that I have acquired throughout a lifetime of spiritual practice. I am also a musician and a member of SAGAFTRA. I used my creative background to demonstrate how we should never give up on fighting for our lives or for our dreams.