As a domestic and sexual assault survivor, Mikeala turned to an old passion as a coping mechanism– writing. This decision produced her first poetry anthology, From Roots to Peace under the pen name of Ruth Adara. Through writing, specifically free verse poetry, she was able to confront her feelings and express them and a healthy and healing way. It was this experience which gave her a passion to aid others in doing the same, acting upon the belief that whether one’s experiences are positive or negative, they deserve to be expressed.
258 Free Verse Poetry