'Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset' and Other Poems
Channelle McKenna has self-published several anthologies of poetry in which she writes about her experience as a woman with Cerebral Palsy and as someone who has experienced violence.
Violence does not only happen in fantasies, it’s a reality and happens 24hrs seven days a week. Throughout the centuries it has been covered up and swept under the carpet whilst everyone seems to think it is part of life, but it [is not]
and should never be part of society! If I can be part of exposing violence against disabled individuals than I fulfilled my life purpose!
Her poetry traverses a range of topics, including stories of survival in-spite of the violence that many women with disability experience.
Chanelle is currently working on a manuscript for a futuristic science fiction novel. 'Salmonyé; The Prophecy' charts the interstellar story of a heroine with CP who is called on to defend the inhabitants of a far off planet.
The reason why I decided to make my heroine CP is I feel it is time
that disabled individuals should stand up for themselves and start breaking the exclusive barriers in their paths. It’s not going to be easy, however when individuals stand together [...] anything is possible! When I look at my own life I feel I have to share my story with the world so that I can inspire more disabled individuals to stand up for themselves and to grasp the future they want. The future is ours we just have to grasp it with all our might! As I said previously, nothing is impossible! We just have to find the right way [to] get to the destination we want to get to!
You can read a sample of Chanelle McKenna's work and purchase electronic versions of her poetry anthologies
over at Amazon.
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