Self Portrait

Intimate Reflections

by Syeita M. Rhey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/15/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781504956154

About the Book

Exploring real issues from discovering cultural identity and acceptance to dealing with loss. Add dashes of sauciness and you have the phenomenal poetry book…Self Portrait: Intimate Reflections. Masterfully crafted by Syeita Rhey, ‘Self Portrait: Intimate Reflections’ comprises of unedited verses written by the author in her teen/young adult years some 10-15 years ago, during her frantic and tumultuous search for her true cultural identity. Conveying confusion, self-awareness, anger and love, each verse grasps a vital rite of passage, transitioning Rhey from the challenging world of foster care into a powerful, independent public servant.

About the Author

Syeita M. Rhey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but raised in Hartford, Connecticut, where she still currently resides. She is a visual and graphics art enthusiast, blogger, poet, and teacher. Syeita received her BA in studio arts from Trinity College and an MS in teacher leadership from Quinnipiac University. Her poetry influences include Etheridge Knight, Maya Angelou, Hugh Ogden, and Sherri Bacon Isaac. Syeita Rhey was placed into the foster care system as a youth; she was later adopted. It was her childhood circumstances and adversities that first led her to use poetry as an outlet to express her feelings. Syeita enjoys tackling prospects involving creativity and education. For additional information on the author, visit website:; Facebook:; Twitter: @syrhey.