Aysha Jerald

Poet, Feminist, and Insurgent-In-The-Making

About Me

Hi, I'm Aysha ("Asia," like the continent).

I'm a 2nd year English Education major with an New Media certificate in the works. Born and raised in the small town of Sugar Hill, Georgia, I've had my fair share of comfortable places. That said, The Classic City doesn't scare me. Home is, and will forever be, where the arch is.

If you haven't noticed from my website, I have an immense admiration for the literary arts. In fact, in the next few years, I hope to obtain my Ph.D. so that I may work as an English professor and researcher at a university. I guess one could say that my love for the written word is who I am. Poet. Novelist. Journalist. All of the above. From a young age, I have attempted to live as a one of the literary revolutionaries. As William H. Gass said, "The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words."

Still, I'm not just a writer. Since my time at the University of Geogia, I have explored several other interests just as equally. For example, I participate in WIT, or Whatever It Takes, a student-lead organization committed to improving Elementary, Middle, and High School lives through mentorship. I also particpate in the Abe Kou Honor Society and the TRIO McNair Scholars Research Program, two programs in which have specifically increased my confidence in pursuing a Ph.D. Lastly, I'm also a member of "The Bell," a positive publication on campus. Within "The Bell" organization, I have been able to freely express my social-polical opinions and thoughts. In fact, have a glimpse of a couple of my articles here and dive even more into the the hoarded wasteland that is my though process.

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