Shalight Saja is a fighter and chooses to be defined as such. She is an eighteen-year-old survivor of years of physical, emotional, and sexual assault by a familial same-sex perpetrator. Yet she has been blessed by a Father who loves her, friends who support her, and pens lying atop blank paper.
Shalight began writing as an outlet for venting at age twelve. As her understanding of what was happening deepened, so did her love for poetry. Venting became vocalizing, and writing became her tool to explain to herself and others what she has experienced. She does this through her collection of poetry, Purple Eyes.
Purple Eyes is a collection of poetry written during a young woman's healing process after six years of abuse. It is a story of the early stages of her journey toward defining herself by who she wants to be rather than by what has happened to her.
Wren (A Romany Epistles Novel)
on June 27, 2013
Wren is a well-written book with an interesting plot and fascinating scenes, but the standout feature of this book is the characters. The realistic qualities of the characters in the book make them relatable across time and location. One particular theme that stood out was forgiveness. As all the characters looked at forgiveness differently, I could identify with them more and more throughout the book. I highly recommend the book for its many positive qualities, but especially for the characters.