ABOUT ME STORIES
Weekly About Me Stories Newsletter — 10|03|22
New Introductions to About Me Stories!
About Me — Joy DeSomber
I’m so quiet that oftentimes people forget they’ve met me previously
Growing up in Iowa, I was sheltered, and the only thing I knew for sure was I wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first full-length story on a legal pad in third grade. By the end of elementary school, I had a collection of short stories, too, and a guarantee from everyone I knew that I had to pursue something else because writers rarely made a living at it.
About Me — Sreevidya Ramani
“Life’s a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, And sometimes you follow. Don’t worry ‘bout what you don’t…
After losing my grandparents (who lived with me for 15 years) to cancer in 2018, my extracurricular activities and passion came to a standstill. The pain of having to watch them degenerate helplessly caused a lot of trauma. The emotional pain manifested in the form of physical ailments. On the outside, it looked like I had a perfect life, but mentally I was on the verge of a breakdown. I engaged in self-sabotage and plummeted into an abyss. Anxiety and depression were my new companions.
I moved from the hinterlands as soon as possible. I’ve lived up and down the east coast and spent three years in Southeast Asia.
I currently reside in Asheville, North Carolina, with my partner, our two cats and dogs, and a crap ton of fleas.
I am a massive advocate for raising awareness about Mental Health and different Mental Illnesses, I have been since I went through my spell of depression when I was 14 and I learned the true importance of having a support network around you. I have never stopped learning or wanting to learn more about the human brain and how complex the brain can be and why, as humans, we react a certain way when things either go right or wrong.
I miss going biking with my girl and how we’d make them all eat their hearts out. A girl so fine and sophisticated, she never stood a chance against the Latin boy who begged and prayed: “Dear Lord, let this day be the day!” It took a leap of faith, and she’s joined my tribe ever since.
About Me — Ari to the Love
Free spirit with a backpack wandering the world in search of answers.
I have traveled to nearly 30 countries (mostly solo)
Croatia is my favorite country (so far); I was there during the World Cup Final in 2018
I am a nomad; I have lived in 6 states in the US
I am a guy’s girl; I love drinking beer and hanging with the boys
I like sports; college football is my fav (American football, not soccer…so confusing)
It took months for the full extent of the damage to reveal itself. Before, I could read a sentence at a glance. Grasp a page at a skim. Now, trying to read was arduous, exhausting, and time-consuming. Words skidded and skittered. Letters glided off the page like hockey pucks on a gelid ice rink, or straight-up melted like butter on a hot griddle. Sentences became sand.
My Medium goals: I love to write about inspirational topics, and to help others find their passions.
Partner and family: I am married to my amazing husband who supports me through everything. We have a dog and a cat.
I hail from Mumbai, India, where I was raised in the presence of brutal, but lovely, monsoons, vibrant festivals, delicious food, and the legendary Alphonso mangoes. Hinduism has been a major part of my upbringing from my mom’s side of the family, but funnily enough, I choose to be an agnostic theist.
About Me — Clavia Fidelity
Answering questions like “tell me who you are” will always be a difficult question for me. Who I am mostly can’t fit…
I have come to understand that as people grow, their opinion about life changes and thereby, attracts people that emit the same energy frequency as they do. That’s when childhood friends or best friends become strangers. Don’t take it too personally, that’s just life.