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Meet Timneisha Greene Kim

Today we’d like to introduce you to Timneisha Greene Kim.

Hi Timneisha, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve always had a love for writing. It all started when I was a child. I can remember the times I would have a notepad and I would just scribble my thoughts down and turn my thoughts into poems. My mother would notice my notepad laid out on the couch and read my poems, and would encourage me to do spoken word. She always told me I had a gift and a way with words. I was never too much of a public speaker, so I never went through with spoken word. I would only speak at events or in class if I was encouraged enough or begged to, but writing was always my strong point and my preference. For me, writing was my freedom and my safe place… and it still is today.

As mentioned, I have always loved to write. My writing always comes from a personal place and personal experiences (happy moments and traumatic moments), which allows my audience to connect and find me relatable. Some of my main purposes as a writer is to liberate and heal myself and others. Being able to understand myself and others is something I am compassionate about, which inspires me to continue writing. What has led me to where I am today, being an author and screenwriter, came from my passion and love of writing and the experiences I’ve had to face being Black and a lesbian; I’ve always had a story to tell and knew one day I would have to do just that – tell it. I am a true believer that a person has to find something that they love and it will feel less like work and more like a hobby. I love to create and I have always been that person thinking of the next idea, so being able to tap into my creative side through writing has been one of the best things I have been blessed to do.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Writing is enjoyable for me, but has the road been smooth? I would say that I have had moments that were smooth and moments that were rocky. There were moments when I felt overwhelmed, not with the writing process itself, but the work of actually getting my art out into the world. I did not know much about publishers and agencies, marketing and promoting, things pertaining to the business side of it. It took a lot of time, energy, network, effort, and research to learn about those areas. As overwhelming as I have felt, the act of being committed have outweighed those moments.

When I was younger, I would always tell people that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. I have always been the type of person to do what I say I will do, even if it takes time. Eventually, my dream of being an author came to life soon after the passing of my father. He passed on January 14, 2020. I released my first published work, Athena’s Quest: A Lesbian’s Quest For Normality, in May of 2020. The book is about my personal experiences of being a Black lesbian living in America. It is a coming of age story that has received great reviews thus far.

I think obstacles and challenges give me the fuel that I need to stay committed and practical. It builds character. I am also where I am today because of God and perseverance.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My self-published book, Athena’s Quest: A Lesbian’s Quest For Normality, can be found on Amazon.com. After writing my book, I realized that being an author just was not enough for me. I wanted my words to come to life on film, so currently my script is coming to life this Summer 2021. My short film, Dear God, is in pre-production. The story revolves around a lesbian couple being confronted with infertility, something very dear and near to my heart. I am excited for what is to come!

I am most proud of the hard work, courage, and vulnerability it takes to put my story/art/words out into the world. It’s been beautiful to see my work unfold and all of the great feedback I have received since doing so.

What sets me apart from others is simply being myself. There is only one me, one Timneisha Greene Kim.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
The characteristic that I find most important to my success is simply being a driven person. The car won’t move if there’s not a driver in the seat. In the same way, dreams won’t be accomplished if there’s no one being practical, and being practical comes from having that drive to succeed within you.

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Jayia Kim @bluejayimagez (Instagram) Ashley Stewart @a.n.sphotography (Instagram)

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