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My Bio

Hi! I’m Quy Ma. Welcome to my About Me story!

The first thing you’re probably wondering is, “How do you say his name?” If we were introducing ourselves to each other in person, you’d probably perk your ears up and listen intently to how I’m saying my name. But since we’re doing this over the internet, I’ll spare you the embarrassment of potentially butchering my name and let you google it! Just kidding, it’s pronounced “kwee” like the word soliloquy and “maw” like the “jaws or throat of a voracious animal,” according to Oxford.

But I digress, you wanted to…


“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

This is one of my favourite quotes from The Great Gatsby.

A Picture Of The Author’s City (courtesy of Marrisa)

Hello there, my name is Marrisa – or at least it is here, my real name is different. Due to privacy issues, I created a pseudonym; it forms a barrier between my real life and my online self. …


Why Medium: I had made a log of my journeys on Facebook. People told me they enjoyed my writing style and encouraged me to do something more with it. Now that I have downtime, I thought I would give it a try. It’s a little intimidating and I have a lot to learn. Even if it doesn’t amount to much, I will still gain something along the way — and I hope others do too.

I hope to relate to and inspire others: I want to share my stories with people — because many of our life walks have similarities…


I guess the appropriate thing to do since I’m new here is to introduce myself. So, hi. I’m Trish Arrowsmith. To answer the most common question, sadly, I am not related to Steven Tyler. (I don’t know. I don’t understand the question either but 1 in 5 are guaranteed to ask).

I was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to Pennsylvania when I was twenty-nine. After living there for six years I realized it never felt like home. So, I did what made the most sense. I picked up and moved clear across the country to the desert. It…


Entering my new life with joy, gratitude and (hopefully!) some wisdom

Hi everyone — I’m Diane. I’m a healthy food advocate, social changemaker, spiritual seeker and am currently heading back to my original love — writing.

When I was 15 and preparing for the PSATs, my mother asked me what I wanted to do with my life — my answer was to be a writer and/or philosopher. Her immediate response was that I’d end up washing dishes for the rest of my life so I was “encouraged” to get a business degree. I hated every minute of it.

After graduation…


“Hi, How are you?” “I’m successful! How are you?”

This response from Tiffany Haddish, formally known as the Last Black Unicorn or the Mermaid in the Garden, always makes me chuckle and shake my head in disbelief.

Megan Bales, Photo By Author

The ability to spark the energy of the room is admirable to someone who has often only known how to empathize with it or be overcome by it.

I’ve adapted to the realities of introversion and introspection in my life the way I have to food allergies that spring up in random years of getting older.

I’ve found I am often as sensitive…


Hi! It’s me!

Hey! Great to have you stop by ;)

Pull up a virtual seat and I will put on the virtual kettle for a cuppa.

I may or may not have yet read about you, but I guess this is where you get to find out all about me, so here goes…


Hi everyone, I am a new writer here on Medium, and I wanted to introduce myself. Thank you, Quy Ma, for creating the perfect publication for just that!

My name is Liyah, and this is quite literally my first post. I have been talking about publishing on Medium since last year, but resistance has provided excuse after excuse as to why I should wait for another day to begin. The truth is if I keep listening to resistance, I am never going to publish anything. Resistance’s tomorrow doesn’t exist. So here I am, today.

Early years

I was born in…


“Success is not a destination thing, it’s a daily thing.”

John C. Maxwell

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Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

Hi, welcome to my biography! I will give you my story, but not all of it, just enough for context. I hope you enjoy and get something out of this, as this is not just about me, but by overcoming adversity, aimlessness, and truly living your best life.

I grew up being an only child, with my mother being a single parent for most of my childhood. I am sure that you have read many stories like this, but this has shaped me into the person I am today.

Sure, I have a father and three half-siblings…

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