A poet, A writer, A leader, A Public speaker and a #CHANGEMAKER.... Tealee Brown's love for art and literature was seeded in early years that harvested a Liberian woman blooming with diverse talents,interests, and skills.
Tealee Brown @tealee_brown
“Writing is my safe haven. When I write I am comfortable in my skin and totally at peace”. Tealee A. Brown
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Her interest in leadership and public speaking led her to the role of a student government speaker, she serves as a senior class secretary in the same year….
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Her talent was celebrated when she became the first place winner of the 2018 edition of the annual Sexy like a book competition hosted by the Martha Juah Foundation.
Her goal is to have a first co-authored anthology released no later than 2019.
Member of the Liberian Poet Society (LPS): An organization of young aspiring writers whose major aim is to promote reading and literacy amongst Liberians.
Tealee believes that she can only accomplish anything great if she waits on the Lord.This philosophy of hers originatesf rom the Bible Verse,Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;the yshall mount up with wings as eagles;they shall run and not be weary;they shall walk,and not faint".
Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Liberia’s Tealee A Brown
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
I enjoy meaningful work… creating and touching people’s lives in whatever little way I can.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
Though I can’t remember the exact age, I started writing in Elementary. I had to switch schools that year and at my new school,I felt totally out of place. It was at this point that writing stepped in. Writing became my escape…My safe haven, somewhere where there was no hurdles and conflict, just utter peace and compassion.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
What appeals to me the most is the way you can just touch someone’s life or teach somebody a valuable lesson or even change somebody’s life through your pieces. You never truly know what miracle every piece you write is performing in the life of one reader.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
I asked myself, “If I’m good at it, why not make it a career and make money from it?” and the answer I came up with was, “why not?”
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
When I took part in the National Poetry Competition at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Liberia.
I didn’t necessarily make money, I was awarded a Samsung galaxy tab which I think still counts as getting paid.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
Me ………….knowing that with every piece I write, there’s a major improvement.. Secondly, I’m motivated by other writers whose works continue to touch my life and make me know that I can always be better tomorrow than I am today.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
I’ll simply tell them, “Stop doubting. Start Supporting”.
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
Revel in your gift and explore. Never hold back!