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Periel Aschenbrand - Author/T-shirt Designer
Posted: 08/28/2006

Periel Aschenbrand

What do you do:
Author/T-shirt Designer

Where do you work:
BODY AS BILLBOARD, New York City, New York

When did you realize your interest in writing:
I don't know if I ever "realized" I wanted to be a writer. When I was in college, I started writing and I enjoyed it. So I kept doing it.

Why writing:
I enjoy the solitude, the creating something out of nothing. I enjoy creating and recounting and knowing (hoping) that I can reach someone somewhere, make them laugh, make them THINK. And of course, that no one is bossing me around.

How would you advise others:
I think anyone can be a writer. We are brainwashed in school that there is a very particular way to write and if you don't write that way then you're not a "good" writer. Anyone who can speak fluently can write.