By day Nicole Capó Martínez is a florist and retail manager; on nights and weekends, she moonlights as a writer, artist, and model. She wrote a manifesto for radical self-love, What Makes You Soft. This collection of poetry and short essays is a guide for your journey towards discovering yourself. After Hurricane Maria, she wrote Mother’s Tongue a memoir in essays and poems on growing up in Puerto Rico. It’s about wounds reopened after a crisis and on finding yourself even when you feel like you don’t belong.
In this episode, Nicole talks about the inspiration behind her books, how she stayed motivated, why she self-published, and the tactics she used to market her first book. We also discuss the importance of diversity in books and stock photography. Lastly, we discuss the importance of joining a community that uplifts and inspires you.
Show Notes: NacheSnow.com/108