Turning Bumps into books
By Butterflyy – Guest Blogger
Turning bumps into books; I think everyone has a creative side.
I choose to turn my light bulbs experiences, my failure, my success, and my fears into books. You may choose gardening, another person may choose music, another person may choose pottery. Some people choose to just sit on their experiences, well not I says the butterfly.
I chose to write. Writing for me is therapeutic, so whenever I am going through something I write. When I’m happy I write, when I am sad I write, when I’m overjoyed I write, when I’m confused I write, when I’m in love I write, when I fall out of love I write. As you can see, I write about everything.
According to my grandfather, my creative juices span as far back as three years old. He always said I would do great things because of the stories I would tell. One day he and I were talking and he said he enjoyed listening to me concoct stories; the more I told the story the bigger my eyes got, adding tall tales that any stranger would believe. He was the greatest for believing in me before I knew what belief in myself was.
My grandmother would say “Ms Hollywood you are special” from time to time, giving me ideas about story topics.
“Ms Hollywood, you are special”
“Pen to paper has healed my spirit”
Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen currently resides in Memphis, TN, where she is a GirlBoss. With ventures in the arts community as an author and poet, she credits being a native New Orleanian as the foundation for her welcoming nature. Ellen also finds great passion in the many hats she adorns as a writing coach, speaker, entertainment host, blogger, and talk radio co-host. She writes “To Her for Her”, the theme behind BSLinspire/Breaking the Silence through LIterature (the non-profit she founded in 2011). Ellen is also a mother of three and grandmother to three GrandKings.
Interested In Joining Our Guest Blogger Program?
cityCURRENT is a privately-funded catalyst for the Mid-South and Middle Tennessee. A team of more than 100 partner companies have come together to host FREE events, along with an array of positive-oriented media and philanthropic initiatives to enrich, engage and impact the community. Our mission is to #PowertheGOOD and we invite you to join with us.
County Edge Task Force: getting real By Joe Kent This article is being brought to you by HomeTown Home Services, Is it time for a Home Improvement? The County EDGE Task Force continued their local reform work with a productive open discussion of challenging and...
twisted time creations art that speaks memphis This article is brought to you by Krewe of DeJavu Check out their menu!Introducing myself, we can start with my name being Conner. It is my mom’s maiden name. I’m 42, and I was born and raised in Memphis. For the last 18...
#memphisstrides This article is brought to you by The Wendy Thompson Lending Team. More Than A Mortgage! MAKING STRIDES OF MEMPHIS The American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast at Memphis Botanic Garden on August...
REGIONAL TALENT PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT:THE AGE OF AGILITYBy Joe Kent - Guest BloggerThis article is being brought to you by HomeTown Home Services, Is it time for a Home Improvement?Sponsored locally by HRO Partners and Jaguar/Land Rover Bluff City, the nation touring...
Time to #BeAmazing
Share Your Story Today!
We believe there is an amazing story just waiting to be told inside everyone. Stories that inspire change, ideas, and action. Some stories are painful, some are fun, and others are life changing. BeAmazing and share your story today on JustMy!