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GALLERY

ACT/WRITE/TAKE PHOTOS... AND LEAVE FOOTPRINTS ON MY SOUL...

AUTHOR OF INTRABIT: ONE WORLD

PERDITA & FINIS

GALLERY POSTS ARE IN INSTAGRAM ORDER - NEW PICS ARE POSTED HERE BEFORE SOCIALS - BUT FOLLOW MY INSTA FOR NEWS IN THE CAPTIONS...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MELODY LILY JADE (SHE/HER) is of Chinese ancestry but was born in a Refugee Camp in Chon Buri, Thailand after her parents fled the Khmer Rouge Genocide. She was named Melody after the main character in the 1971 British film of the same name, it was the first English speaking film her parents had ever watched. The three of them immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada when Melody was three years old, after losing her older sister to malnutrition in the Refugee Camp. They then moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia shortly after. Growing up as an immigrant in a predominantly low-income community was difficult. Culture clashes and experiences with all forms of abuse were a norm for her as a child. After years and many battles with depression she found herself.

She travelled and continues to learn to grow as a person. She enjoys writing stories that have subtle underlying themes of racism, environmental concerns, and self-discovery. Her books are a love story to the scientific and general society, and an ode to religion's visions.

"Only think of yourself." Used to be a phrase her dad would say which, in his mind, meant you needed to only ever think of your own self-interest. That no one else mattered. She used to believe but resent the saying.

However, she's since re-imagined it to mean; if you love yourself first, the world will benefit and become all the brighter, because happiness and love are best shared, especially in your darkest of days.

This is why she writes in a manner that reinterprets her own life experiences into dream-like escapes, because it shines light into the darkness. Writing is the lighted path she chooses to take, and she hopes her stories help others find their light.

"If you listen to the music within your heart, you'll soon realize you and I are not so far apart. This life is not a curse, it teaches you to see the love in the universe." Her advice for new writers is... "Don't write hungry or all of your metaphors will be food related."

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