Inside me is an alluring collection of poems and reflections overflowing with the potency of a real life struggle for love, survival and change. In her book, Ahnaise gives you an inside look at her life as a young girl becoming a young women. Stepping over hurdles of family, friends, love and loss, she shares her soul poetically page after page. You will be left speechless and inspired. From living with a drug addicted mother to becoming a girl gone lost then finding what she thought was her prince charming only to find herself in the end. Ahnaise is definitely one of this year’s truest poets.
“I often think of the space I was in when writing became my confidant. I think of the times my hands moved so feverishly across the page that my words were illegible. Poetry is my therapy first and my gift second. I use it to vent, to confide, and at times to understand my own madness. I used to be selfish with my poetry because I was afraid to let anyone know me so deeply. I had to realize that the experiences that I have had in my life regardless to how I may have felt like no one could possibly understand, my life was not unique; that there will always be someone who can relate to some part of it all . . . sharing my journey is my gift. I pray that someone reading my words will find something there to claim as their own.”
Born in Los Angeles, Ahnaise has been featured on stage and film and now a self-published author, the 24 year old has only just begun to make her mark. INSIDE ME Vol. I is available at www.ahnaise.com.