The world is full of insane talent, and thanks to the internet, everyone has the ability to share their talent. While prowling the depths of the internet, I was able to meet Jennae Cecelia, a brilliant young poet and all around #GirlBoss.
Jennae absolutely radiates kindness and positivity. Her energy is absolutely contagious as she speaks about her work. Jennae’s book Bright Minds Empty Souls is available here. You can also check out more of her work on Instagram. All in all, Jennae is
not a talent you’re going to want to miss.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jennae Cecelia and I am a self-published author. Writing is one of my biggest passions. I currently have one poetry book published titled, Bright Minds Empty Souls. At this time I am also working on a second book that should be out later this summer.
What makes you so passionate about writing?
I love writing! Since I was little I have always found that the best way to express myself is through writing. I started journaling my thoughts and emotions when I was in high school and I realized a lot of it was very poetic. When I started to share my writing on Instagram, and Tumblr I began to get such a great response from people. They were all telling me how much they could relate to my writing or how they loved what I wrote. That fueled me even more to keep sharing my writing.
“Write when your emotions are consuming your mind and even if tears start to stain your pages” -Jennae Cecelia
How would you describe your work to someone who has never read it?
My writing varies from composing poems about
heartbreak, love, life advice, and coming of age situations. I don’t like to put one label on myself when it comes to my writing because I like to keep my options open and feel free to write whatever is on my mind.
Who/What are you inspired by?
I enjoy reading poems by Lang Leav, Rupi Kaur, Michael Faudet and many more. Through Instagram, I have met many other poets such as myself, and fell in love with their writing as well. The more reading I do, the more inspired I get.
Tell me about the book you created! It looks amazing!
Thank you! I worked very hard on my first book, Bright Minds Empty Souls. My book was released on April 18th, 2016. It is a poetry book filled with over 200 poems about love, heartbreak, and navigating life as a teenager/young adult. The poems that make it up were written over the course of five years and range from personal situations or circumstances that others I know have gone through. I put my heart and soul into this book and I am very proud of the outcome!
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
My biggest advice is to write what is truly on your mind. Do not sugar coat anything, and don’t force your writing. Write when your emotions are consuming your mind and even if tears start to stain your pages, write it out! Also, do a lot of reading because it really helps to keep your ideas flowing. Most importantly enjoy the process, make it something you love to do!