How It All Began…
It all started back in middle school when I wrote a lyrical poem, “Porcelain Doll.” The poem was inspired by a lot of different things back then. I think I wrote it in middle school because that was a time where everyone thought they were invincible, but really humans are just about as vulnerable and fragile as porcelain dolls. Any little word or misstep could shatter them to pieces.
Now, almost 6 years later, “Porcelain Doll” has taken on an entirely other meaning in my life. It has become a name and identity for me and my work online. I started using the name for my Instagram account years ago. Then, I decided to use it as the name for my poetry blog. Now it is a name for all of the connected work (blogs, YouTube, Instagram, etc.).
The original poem still has some meaning in my life, but I’ve grown up since I first wrote it. I’ve been through life events and I’ve learned from every moment. Many times, people have told me that I look like a doll, but I am not necessarily the Porcelain Doll. I’m still Jen, as I will always be. The Porcelain Doll is more of the world I’ve created. It’s a combination of the thoughts in my mind, the words I write and my personality. I think “porcelain doll” is a good fit as the name for my work, as a whole, and for me, as a writer, online. It is a way to distinguish myself and my work from the rest.
The Porcelain Doll is something so much bigger than myself. It’s a whole other world, entirely. I want to share this world with you. All you have to do to be a part of it is read all I have to write, listen to all I have to say, and always keep an open mind.
To get a more in-depth look at the world of The Porcelain Doll, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Also check out my YouTube channel and my poetry blog. I can’t wait to share it all with you.