Dear Sister: I am compelled-- obliged to share my story. In the beginning, I was like the average, healthy, 15 year old girl, from the outside anyway. I had secrets, a treasured teddy bear, loved dogs and gorillas, fought with my mom sometimes, knew how to use my dad to get what I wanted, and I was in love. But inside my head, hidden to others, was my biggest challenge which slowly reveals itself. It wasn't until after my plans came crashing down in front of the boy I wanted, the kids at school, my family, my community-everyone--that I made an even bigger mistake. It's also how I got here, a place foreign to most. I had gifts just like every other person on this planet, but I didn't use them the way they were intended. So, when you read about my actions to win his love and learn about the gifts people gave me along the way that I abused, I urge you to read it with judgments on me or other girls like me. I realize I made bad choices, and I own the outcome. I get it. But I also kw that I was fighting a battle with something bigger than me at the time, and that fueled poor choices. So, let's say we look at each other like a group of sisters who love, laugh, and cry together, but most importantly-we support each other. With that said-enjoy this tale as I peel the layers of my hidden thoughts to discover how my uniqueness and others' kindness can be used to create a place we all want to live. Sincerely, Indigo
I'm a dream chaser and a creator of stories to entertain-a scribe for my characters who have a story to tell. Typically, I watch the story in my head as I translate the images to words in an attempt to capture the character's journey and spiritual essence. On my structured days, I map out the plot to use as a compass, and other days I leave the compass behind and wander in the inspirational flow, relinquishing in the element of surprise that comes with the creative process. My dream is to open your hearts to the minds of the characters, so that you walk away with the ability to relate to someone similar in your life-reach out a hand or share a laugh, but nonetheless, be a friend.