My name is Carmen. It's nice to meet you!
I'm a world traveler writing about my experiences around the world and the people I encounter. I am a proud author of five works: British Men Destroyed My Life: The Travels of an American Gypsy, The Letter S, Before You, and Worthless Gold Coins by Kora Rae, and Grayspace. I am currently working on my 6th book, Try Thai. I am also an avid reader with a track record of averaging a book a week!
I am a vocalist with a love for music growing up. I am classically trained and have been singing for as long as I can remember. Music has always been a part of my life throughout my primary and upper education. I love being a musician and playing the piano. It's been my number one outlet and escape, my favorite distraction.
I am a college graduate 2 degrees in communications, graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors. I have plans to continue onto my master's degree with an emphasis on African-American studies.
I am a student pilot on track to obtain a private pilot license. I am passionate about aviation and so is my father who was in the Air Force. I find much happiness to pass on his love for planes throughout my professional career. They say no one has ever collided with the sky!
I am a proud atheist who fights for the separation of church and state. Atheism is a luxury that many of us are unable to come by. We must speak against the evils of religion and learn to believe in ourselves and progressivism instead of ancient bronze-age fairy tales. Atheism has changed my life in the best way possible.
I am a humanist. I had a positive upbringing with a father as a role model and my hero. He was passionate about helping others and I continue to carry on that legacy with my work through others by volunteering for charity and simply treating others with kindness on a daily basis.
I am a podcaster. My podcast supplements my book, Grayspace. I interview those who live their life in that "gray space", also known as the "in-between". You may find this podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and the most well-known podcast platforms. This has been a liberating experience to listen to those with stories from every walk of life. Having these stories shared shines light on difficult times. This is a gentle reminder that we are able to overcome. A big thanks for those who have supported this podcast for 2 seasons and now onto a 3rd. Search Grayspace: The Podcast to hear their stories.
In all, I’m passionate about life and living it! I desire to be a sponge that absorbs as much culture and knowledge from other humans. I seek to spread as much love as my heart will allow and laugh until it physically hurts. Through personal experience of studying the tenacity of humanity, I truly believe that everyone can be a light for humanity, even if it is a small one. My gift is seeing beauty in each individual and I am so lucky for that, and I'll always be rooting for my fellow humans.
There are so many things in life that are mediocre. I believe that your career, goals, and passions, shouldn't be one path. I've had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do for a living, and could never decided on one and made the decision that I absolutely don't have to. Do all the things you love and don't take no for an answer--ever. We are all unique and that's our super power.