"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Her hand shot into the air, the quietest girl in the first-grade class. She stood up and said with conviction, "A writer."
How did she know she wanted to be a writer one day? Well, first she was a reader. She read hundreds, eventually thousands, of books. Now she's working on one of her own.
Heather Rose is a Detroit native who graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in honors psychology and a master’s in social work. She found her home in Charleston, South Carolina where she is an LISW-CP child and family therapist endorsed by the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) with a specialization in working with young children and their parents. In therapy, she helps clients of all ages tell their stories, shaping a healing narrative together.
In college, Heather began her writing career for the “Art Seen” blog at the University of Michigan and hasn’t put down her pen since. She has contributed to newspapers and magazines for over a decade, telling the stories of leaders in the community, everyday people who overcome extraordinary challenges, and the places that provide the perfect backdrop for our own life stories to unfold.
Heather’s motto is “Write for good: Making a difference, one word at a time.” No matter what she writes, she hopes it serves to inspire, and provoke meaningful thought and discussion. Whether she’s writing a poem, an article, or a book, every word counts.