If you didn’t know this already, October is domestic violence awareness month. I myself left an emotional, verbal, psychological and financially abusive relationship back in late 2014. Today, I try to spread awareness in hopes to help others leave such kind of relationships. In light of it being October and to spread awareness, I designed a little art trading card. I am selling it with 50% of the profits going to local organizations who help victims. I hope to have a necklace design too.
Another thing you might not have been aware of is that I have a program titled, “A Normal Kind of Love,” in which I tell my own story and read poetry along with it. If you would like to help support victims of domestic violence, you can give donations to local organizations in your area, or feel free to purchase a copy of my book, “A Normal Kind of Love,” on Amazon. 50% of the profits will be going to local organizations who help victims. You can also buy an art trading card with a purple ribbon drawn on it – representing domestic violence awareness.
“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.”
Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls….
Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International.
She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein.
Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“
During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.
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