striving to live a life that reminds people they’re loved in a world that all too often neglects that simple fact
JONAH VEN ||
Words have always stirred up a certain something inside of me for as long as I can remember, whether it’s the way the lyrics of a song make you feel, the way the prose in a novel has the ability to instantly transport you to another time, place, or world, or just the way these little blocks of letters seem to create magic when you string them together just right. Words have just been my thing I guess, and by extension, photos, since they say a picture is worth a thousand words (which I consider to be debatable).
I’m a Minnesota-based creative with a tendency to have my hands in a few different pots at a time. A novelist, poet, blogger, and amateur photographer among other arts, I have a passion for any medium that lets you communicate and portray the emotions and experiences we all share as humans trying to make our way through this mess of life, connecting us through our commonalities to bridge our beautiful differences.
More than anything in the creative world, I have a heart for stories. I want to hear people’s stories and I want to tell people’s stories, because I believe that stories are what bind us together and break down barriers. If that’s something that resonates with you, I want to hear from you. We’d probably get along well and end up swapping stories over some tea.