Elya Braden, former corporate lawyer and entrepreneur, is now a widely-published poet and collage artist. Her writing and art are expressions of her healing/spiritual journey that she shares to connect with others and open their hearts. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her cat. You can find her on the web at www.elyabraden.com.
And I have attached a few photos: my latest author photo and a photo from my time in Kenya with the girls of the Tasaru Rescue Center - a refuge for Masai girls escaping FGM and childhood marriage. Through the S.H.E. Fund (http://www.shecollegefund.org/), I am now sponsoring one of those girls in a 2-year degree program; she calls me “ ummy" in our WhatsApp chats. And the last photo is of me with my kids in Vermont, the weekend of my son’s graduation from college.