Meet the Writer

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Courtney King

I’m a 30-year-old educator, artist, writer, and exhorter from the great metropolis of Lawndale, North Carolina. I began writing back in the 4th grade when I turned in a poem titled “Eyes” that I had written minutes prior…(that’s where my reign as Queen Procrastinator began.) This poem was chosen for inclusion in a statewide book of poetry and art!

Since then, educators and peers have encouraged me to continue writing and developing my voice. They saw something in me that I didn’t yet see in myself. Since then, I’ve had poems published in various books and college reviews. I also dabble in short fiction and editorial pieces.

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I’m a 2019 graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. My educational endeavors continue as I pursue certification as one of five Nationally Certified Deafblind Interveners in North Carolina. Education is my passion, especially in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serving Exceptional Children and young adults brings me great joy and a sense of purpose. This passion often spills over into my writing and art. These amazing students show the world every day that though they are differently-abled, they are capable of amazing things. They inspire me to try harder, to be unapologetically me and they remind me daily that there is no wrong way to express and create.

Thank you for visiting my site! I hope you are encouraged through my motivational moments and inspirational imprints.

 

 

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