If Octavia Butler and George Orwell had a daughter it would be me, Sierra Ayonnie.
The concept of the broke writer changed when I decided to become an Interdisciplinary Studies major, devoting my life to the craft of Creative Writing & Psychology.
A writer may not have a job, but they do have the moral responsibility to be conscious enough to share awareness through various texts. And, I choose to fulfill this responsibility by writing novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. I choose, everyday, to write science fiction just like my parents of literature, Mr. Orwell and Miss. Butler.
I comment on the extremities of our society in my essays. I tweet about social issues that go unnoticed. I create books about the various ways systematic oppression harms minorities’ psyche.
While at Virginia Commonwealth University, I took classes that were not only in African American studies, but also Italian and Spanish; I’m trilingual. I share three cultures that intersect at the cusp of discrimination in America.
I want to change the world with my words, my stories, and more than that, my voice.
As my father, Mr. Orwell, once stated, “If liberty means anything at all it is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”