Today we’re joined by Unice Williams. Unice is an indie author, a poet, who also dabbles in short stories. She’s a very productive writer and we’ll probably be seeing more of her in the future. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I’m an indie author and editor. I mostly write poetry but I dabble in short stories here and there. In fact I’m writing a short story for a writing contest right now.
What inspires you?
My friends and events in life are my main inspirations. But I feel poetry is so abstract, I can get pretty much inspired by anything.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Not always. When I was really young I wanted to be a doctor. I wrote stories about me as a doctor and I realized I wanted to write. I wrote stories mainly until I was twelve. I was going through a difficult time and I used poetry as a way to vent. I haven’t been quite able to stop since.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in our work that you’d be willing to reveal?
I don’t have any special symbols really.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t give up. There will be obstacles. You will get rejected. Everybody does. It’s okay. It’s human nature. Don’t give up though. You can only get better. You will learn from every experience you go through. And someday, no matter how long it takes, you will make it.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I am a gray aromantic asexual.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
I’m not really out to many people. So, not really.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That is the same thing as celibacy and that it’s just a phase.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
You are not broken. You are a beautiful, beautiful whole. It’s okay if you just found out, still trying to find out or have known forever. It’s all going to be okay. You are okay. Don’t let anyone tell you are wrong for being asexual.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I recently published a poetry book at fiction press. You can read it over here! https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3242163/1/A-Land-Before-Wonder
Thank you so much, Unice, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.