Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.
Hey y’all! It feels like forever since I’ve actually written something for this page. In all honesty, I’ve had so many half finished articles in my drafts but no motivation to actually do anything about them. This is not one of those drafts.
So on Friday I posted the collages from Week 6 and today I’m giving y’all Week 7. This is the week when I really felt myself growing in my style and making some real waves. I started getting more political with a lot of these. It was a nice way of channeling out these emotions. If you’d like to learn more about ways you can help the Black Lives Matter movement, check out this article!
Life has been really wild lately. I thought quarantine was something but then everything else happened. I want to write some essays on it but I’ve been struggling to put it all together. I wrote a post for The Paradigm Press about ways to help the Black Lives Matter Movement so check it out if you’re interested.
Even though I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve actually stayed consistent with the challenge. I’ll be posting all the updates this week. Here’s week 6!
Hey y’all! We’re up to Week 5 of this project and as we get deeper into this, I’ve gotten a lot bolder. I haven’t even been staying on a set theme at this point. I usually just flip through magazines and cut out things that I think will work together or that inspire me. I’ve been growing a lot in my style and I love getting inspiration from Jordan E. Clark and @thejournalbean. They both make amazing journal spreads.
Hey y’all, so I’ve been writing poetry since the 7th grade and I recently decided to take my poetry more seriously. If you’ve seen my 100 Day Project posts, you may already know that I’ve signed up for a trial of Skillshare. Rachel Mindell’s lesson on How to Get Published was exactly what I needed.
I started submitting my poems to different literary magazines last month and the first one to get back to me was Rigorous Magazine, a literary magazine with work specifically from people of color. I submitted 10 poems and they accept 9!
If you’d like to check out my first set of published poems, click here!
Notice how I’ve been playing around with the titles? Honestly don’t know what to call these updates but if you’ve liked any of the variations I’ve used thus far, please let me know! Feedback is much appreciated.
Consistency has never been my strong suit and it’s something I’m working on. So far, I’ve been able to keep up with my 100 Day Project. There were a few close calls, but I’ve made a themed collage every day this week!
Hey y’all, as promised I’m back for an update on The 100 Day Project. I’ve been making themed collages every day for the past week and it’s been a really cool experience. Most of these themes have come from my friends and a few of them have been quite the challenge.
I was watching this Kennie J. D. video, as I tend do on Saturdays, and it was sponsored by none other than Skillshare. I’ve been hearing about Skillshare on YouTube for quite some time now, especially since they sponsor just about everyone. I decided with quarantine and all, now would actually be a good time to try it out.
I’m using the two month free trial right now that was in the bio of the video so I really have nothing to lose at this point. I just have to make sure I cancel it in time, if that’s something I end up doing. So far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
After signing up for the account, I decided to browse around the videos and ended up on the 100 Day Project. It wasn’t something I was familiar with but I had the time so I decided to check it out.