Rumi wrote... "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." This statement captures the value of having willingness to constantly strengthen your topic of discussion. It reflects my perspective, in a short and sweet manner, just how I like it. There is power in the words that leave our lips, what we scribble with our pens, what we share in intimate settings ...and I always ensure to choose my words wisely.
My name is Celina Wickham; I’m not your everyday woman of letters. From a very young age, I kept many journals that overflowed with freewriting-filled pages. During my high school career, I joined yearbook club and what I thought was just a hobby quickly became a bigger part of me. A passion that burned and spread into a wildfire from there. As a senior Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communications & School of Media Arts Design and Journalism double major, I am an open-minded, opportunity taking, resourceful, and well-spoken writer with a passion for expressing myself through prose. Every since I was a child, I’ve always loved to write. From winning poetry contests to writing research essays, I took advantage of the freedom to make a statement. Words have enormous power and can leave lasting memories, feelings, desires, images with those they encounter. Words earn more and more of my respect as I continue to learn and grow with them.
During my time writing for JMU’s The Breeze and JMU Bluestone Yearbook, I discovered my favorite assignments revolved around social media, design, and branding. My goal is simple, to show others their potential while using this as a creative outlet. Writing in multiple fields and completing work for a variety of audiences fuels my ambition to become one of the most impactful influences in the world of communications. This is only the beginning and I’m going all the way up!