When I was younger people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and when I told them I was already working on my dream, they'd laugh and tell me to wait till I grew up. I had already decided what I wanted to be: The voice of those who havent been heard. I had a very clear reason: Watching children in my country, Colombia, leave pencils and dreams to fight a war they didnt understand. I started writing when I was 4 and now that I am 19 I realize, I have proved those people wrong.
I've participated as an invited writer in international book fairs in Guadalajara Mexico, Miami, Fl, Queens, NY, San Jose, Costa Rica and Bogota, Colombia. My words and poems have been published in several anthologies in the United States, Spain, France, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico, among them "Letters of Peace" by Uneda and Unesco, which included me in a selected group of important writers from all over America, next to Mario Benedetti and German Arciniegas, and with a prologue by Peace Nobel Prize Lech Walesa. My words have been presented in more than 40 countries in radio and TV shows, among them Young People who Rock with Nicole Lapin on the CNN blog, CNN Headline News, The Cultural Connect, Primer Impacto, Despierta América, Ocurrió Así, El Show de Martha Susana, Cara a Cara, Bien Positivo, and many other cultural magazines and online blogs in several countries of America and Europe.
Now that I published my new book of poetry and motivational prose, I plan on traveling all over the United States, Central and South America and Europe, to motivate High School and College Students, to develop their own talents, follow their star, and change the world now, and not later.
Because the heroes, the leaders, the people who will make history, are us, the youth. As a frequent speaker and panelist at cultural conventions and community lecture series; the purpose of my project is to distribute my book to schools and universities, and to give a tour of conferences not only here in the US but all around the world, making special emphasis in sharing my message with parents and students, feeding the fire in their hearts with the vision of a better world where individual talents play an important role towards becoming successful in life.