Hi, I’m Marie Bai, and I’m passionate about writing. I love words, in the literary sense, and as a way to express my thoughts and feelings, share my vision, and most importantly inspire others. I write about everything, including human experiences, emotions, the purpose of life, spirituality, and everyday observations.
I’ve been writing on and off for the past ten years, and the love for this art naturally started with the love for reading. My grandfather used to buy me books, and people would always find me head buried in them.
With books, I was always part of another world, with new friends, going on adventures, picturing, and imagining all these various places in my mind’s eyes. It’s only now that I’m realizing that this was my way of escaping my then-current reality.
Non-fiction, poems, or essays, I am always delighted to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) to allow my writing to be a vessel for this message that comes from the depth of my heart. Writing is not only a way for me to explore my emotions but also a way to affirm myself and participate in the magic of creating something out of nothing. Besides, I like to think of myself as a contemporary thinker and philosopher, and writing is a way for me to materialize that.
I believe in stories, I believe in the power of sharing experiences, and I believe in transcending pain and using it as a tool for growth. Being a native of Côte d’Ivoire, in West Africa, I like to observe and write about the emotional portrayal (or lack thereof) of Africans in the media as well.
I hope you enjoy my writing, and if anything catches your attention, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.