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When most people claim that they’ve been working on their craft for forever, they tend to be exaggerating a bit. That’s not the case with Qyn. “My aunt bought my first notebook when I was about four or five because she was tired of me writing on all of her papers,” Qyn recalls. That notebook was indeed a catalyst for the Qyn era that we’re currently witnessing.
Though she says it took a while for her to share her gift and her passion with the world, the 25-year-old is not only blossoming into a fantastic writer but encouraging many women to step into their purpose as well. Today, Quin is currently working on her second chapter book and planning her next series of writing workshops.
Some of Qyn’s earliest and fondest memories are of books that her mom and aunts read to her as a child. Books that inspired her, even then, to write her own stories, creating her own fictional characters and plots. “I loved the way the pictures in books looked, but I couldn’t draw. So I decided that I would write words that felt like pictures.”
In 2009, the Canton native moved to Columbus for undergrad, attending The Ohio State University for psychology. During her time at OSU, Qyn says she stopped writing completely. But as indicative of true love, her passions could only lay dormant for so long. It wasn’t until 2013 when she became pregnant with her two-year-old baby boy Tristen that she was able to make her way back to writing.
“My writing is centered around promoting peace, love, self-worth, positivity, creativity, spirituality, and overall wellness,” says Qyn. She’s pursuing her dream to become an author. In learning all of the avenues an aspiring author can take, she began attending workshops. She is now hosting writing workshops of her own.
Qyn says that witnessing her boyfriend Quartez host a workshop back in February where he was working with kids sparked a flame for her to create her own workshop. “I’m trying to create this brand to ultimately help others through my writing.”
“Words that Heal” was the first workshop that the dynamic duo put together back in May. The workshop is an opportunity for writers and non-writers to come together and share. But not necessarily just for the sake of creation or art, but to use their words and their experiences to find healing. “I want to encourage others to find their peace on their own accord and aim to live a wellness balanced life.”
“We wanted to create a place for everyone to be comfortable expressing themselves.” Qyn says that both she and Quartez have clung to writing to get through whatever life has thrown their way for a long time. “We knew that writing helped us, and we wanted to present that to others.”
Qyn’s debut chapbook, bathe, is a compilation of her own original inspirational quotes that she’s written over the course of two or three years. In a nutshell, it’s about love, self-worth, and your light and finding it; these are subjects that she says are hard to remember or find perspective on when you’re going through personal turmoil. “For anyone who reads it, I want them to be able to feel like ‘I can get through this.'”
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