ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Nina St'cyr was born on August 10, 1984. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is the youngest of three children. She is the only female child born to Rosemary Williams and Donald St'cyr.  After the separation of her parents, she was raised in a single-parent household with her mother (Rosemary Williams) and her stepfather Vincent Hilliard. Her mother suffered from multiple sclerosis and died from this illness on August 14, 1995. After the death of her mother, Nina found solace in music. She began to explore music and later she tried her hand at writing it.

FROM THE AUTHOR'S POINT OF VIEW:

Growing up, I was a very antisocial child. I wouldn't say that I was an outcast,  I was just different. My way of thinking was different and so was my style of dress. Most people would have classified me as a rebel simply because I was opposed to conformity. As a child, I grew up questioning the world around me.  Over time I began to question the people in it as well. However, I did have a small selected group of friends who were both,  unique and very significant to me. In fact, I, myself, and a number of my friends were often feared because of our originality.  However, instead of questioning myself and my small group of friends, I began to question human behavior and society as a whole ( this is one of the main reasons why I chose to study criminal justice). I could never understand why originality was something to be feared. The concept of originality is the beauty of individuality. Although the fear of originality continues to exist amongst men, women, boys, and girls, I believe that the concept of individuality should be embraced. Sadly, the ignorance and lack of acceptance for originality continue to exists and this continues to puzzle me.

WHAT I CALL, " THE SICKNESS"

Outside of the classroom, music had always been my "drug of choice." I would often wake up to music. I  would shower, brush my teeth, talk on the telephone, clean my house, and I even remembered falling asleep to music. I was completely consumed by it. Some of my favorite artists are: Tupac, LOX, Jagged Edge, Erykah Badu, Jadakiss, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Ruff Ends, Case, Kelly Clarkson, Sade, Monifah, Mary J Blige, Jon B, SPM, Joe, Deborah Cox, Brandy, EVE, TLC, along with a long list of several other artists. I also enjoyed listening to lyricists such as: B. I. G, Jay Z,  Beanie Sigel, DMX, Memphis Bleek, Nas, and etc. I enjoy versatility in all areas of life. Because of this, I would listen to various genres of music. I especially enjoyed listening to Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Country/ Western, Jazz, Rock, and more. However, I continued to question the world around me regularly. Because of this, my views constantly changed, and I mean dramatically. Unfortunately, this dramatic change caused some level of conflict between my love for music and my overall selection of it. Fortunately, I did not stop listening to music, altogether. Instead, I chose to reexamine the music that I chose to listen to. For example, if I were to listen to good music, I began to listen to great music. I found myself, not only reexamining my playlist. I did so by selecting the best of the best!  This process of elimination took a great deal of time and effort.  During this process of elimination, I  thoroughly examined the artist, the message within the lyrics, and the overall composition of the music. Fortunately, I was able to narrow my selection down to artists such as: Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Heather B, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Teddy Pendergrass, and, several other classics from my parent's, "old school" collection of music. Yes, I said it, old school collection! I preferred this type of music from this era because this was when music was at its best. However, there are still a handful of great artists who are not from the "old school" era but are very well versed in the composition of music.  In fact, some of them are receiving airplay(music being played on the radio) today. Now, modern-day artists, such as: Wale, Drake, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ace Hood, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Joe, Ja Rule, Brian Mcknight, H Town, Jay Z, and more have made a big impression on the entertainment industry. However, if you are looking for substance and sophistication in the realm of music,  then, old school music should be at the top of your list. 

Putting paper to pen:

I started writing poetry when I was in the first grade. I even remember the title of my first poem. It was titled, "Yesterday". I remember my teacher, Mrs. Gardenstien sitting down with my stepfather and telling him that I was exceptionally gifted in the writing department.  Looking back, I would've never predicted that writing would have become a part of my future plans(I only saw it as a hobby). Later, I received several creative writing awards, certificates, and acknowledgments from elementary school to college.  I don't mean to, "toot my own horn", but when it comes to writing our creator has blessed me with the gift to write!   Ironically, writing and music went "hand and hand" for me. In fact, in my mind, the two of these categories became a perfect pair. Writing and music continue to play a prominent role in my life.  I started writing poetry, then songs, then essays, then eulogies, then play writes, then screenplays. It has taken me several years to get to this point in my life. I've gone to several different schools and majored in everything from cosmetology to law. Over time, I have come to realize that I  have always been a student and I will continue to be a student (at heart) whether it be within a classroom setting, or outside of it. 

I AM

I am the voice, for those who cannot speak.

I am the eyes, for those who cannot see.

I am the bully, who defends the weak.

I possess the guidance that you seek.

I am no better than you, nor do I pretend to be.

I am just delivering a message that was given to me.

SIGNED CONTRACT

Aug,8.2016

Writtensmith101 Goes National

Three-year networking and marketing contract ( worldwide).

May . 29, 2015

Publishing Deal

A two-year contract with Dorrance publishing.

Jan. 29, 2016

English Teacher's Assistant

Tutoring College Students.

SIGNED CONTRACT

July 18, 2013

Master Recording

One year contract with Paramount

FINALIST NOMINATION

October,5,2005

POETRY

One of the finalists invited to attend an award ceremony in Los Vegas, Nevada

CREATIVE WRITING & HONORS

June . 9,2001

HONOR ROLL

From 2001-2003 Honor Roll Student
Also awarded creative writing certificate (03/2002)

JOINED BMI

First registered musical works

Dec. 19, 2012

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Aug. 27, 2015

Nomination

May. 15, 2015

Women's Magazine

Nomination for women of distinction.

Latest comments

03.06 | 02:34

I love Word Wednesdays. My family and I listen to your audio recordings religiously. However, I am waiting for some new tunes.

29.05 | 15:13

Aww. You two sound so cute. #powercouplegoals#

28.05 | 20:32

Really, babe? Smh. You are the worst. I'll see you when you get here.

28.05 | 20:06

I love you, baby. I know you told me never to post on this venue but I couldn't resist. I am so proud to be your future husband. I'll see you when I get home.

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