Who: Alisha Sommer
Her Work: "In my work, I have the unique ability and privilege to choose people and projects that truly inspire and excite me. As a storyteller, my goal is to capture what it is to be human through words and images.
Currently you will find me photographing every day moments, working on my literary journal, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, writing for Annnapurna Living by Carrie-Anne Moss, and co-facilitating small writing workshops. I also work with indie brands and businesses to craft creative, engaging visual and written content that connects with and grows their communities."
Why I Love Her: Whether in person, with words, or with her captures on Instagram, Alisha captivates my attention. Her artistry both ignites and enraptures my own. I read her words and instantly feel a connection to her or an experience she's describing, as though I'm right there fully immersed in the moment with her. Her prose and visuals are poetry and she's the kind of writer I aspire to be. She pushes me to dig deeper and seek out new ways to create, to speak, to write, to connect. Her Liberated Lines poetry course? A must take.
Alisha, thank you for being an inspiration in my life, but for also being a kindred, and my friend. Thank you for pushing me to discover and embrace the parts of my creative voice I've either forgotten or shied away from. And THANK YOU for giving us a space to have our writing seen and heard. Salute.