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Passionate for storytelling, life, and human mystery.

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EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL.

 

I was born in Spain in 1977, the fifth of six children, and grew up living in the suburbs of Madrid. My father was a tailor, and my mother, a stay-at-home mom. Both were passionate about movies, so my love for films and storytelling came from my early days.

 

When I was five years old, I fell while playing and severely injured my tongue. I could not speak for three months! In retrospect, that was the exact time that I realized that storytelling and rhetorical speaking were what I loved most. I haven’t stopped talking since.

 

Then in my teenage years, I became a passionate reader. My high school Latin teacher, an adorable older woman that looked like a nun, suggested that I pursue a literary career. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow her suggestion and instead developed a career as an IT specialist. I know. I excelled in math and science, and everybody said it was a good choice. So, I worked in a telecommunications company for over seven years. The pay was good, but I was unhappy. 

 

Everything we call bad hides something we call good. That unhappiness made me read everything I could about psychology, metaphysics, and human behavior, which led me to the state of consciousness I find myself in today.

 

Then in my late 20s, precisely in 2009, I decided -against the opinions of friends and family- to follow my passion for storytelling. I’d always enjoyed writing and drawing, and I started working in a small production company. After that, I began to work as a video producer and video editor.

 

I moved to Mexico in 2011 and worked with big brands growing a career as a video producer and video editor. At the same time, I broadened my knowledge of filmmaking and scriptwriting with a Diploma at the National School of Cinematographic Arts in Mexico. In 2013, I moved to the U.S., continuing to work as a video producer and constantly writing and drawing.

After my daughter’s birth in 2013 and all the bedtime reading, I became fascinated with children’s picture books. I love to read, and I find that the quality of children’s books is essential to inspire the creation of future readers. After earning a Diploma from the London Art College in children’s picture book illustrations I had a transcendental moment while my father was passing, I wrote and illustrated, Carrots are not for parrots, my first picture book. 

 

This moment accompanied me to change my habits toward a vegetarian way of eating. I started collaborating with Beauty Consistency; a non-profit blog focused on spreading the concept of beauty with values of love and respect for life and animals. 

 

In early 2020 I had another transcendental moment, a significant connection with God, Spirit, higher intelligence, the source, or whatever we want to call it. That event opened a door with not turning back and drove me on a journey to embrace and accept my deepest darkness to allow love, compassion, gratitude, and creativity to flourish. The result was my new book: Starpale, the star without light.

Studies in Metaphysics, NPL, psychology, Enneagram, astrology and many transcendental experiences have accompanied me to have unity within, therefore, experiencing unity, contributing more to society with my purpose, which is to inspire others to raise their consciousness and find harmony and unity within themselves, thus contributing to human evolution through their own purposes.

 

"Every piece of art in any expression is a fragment of us connected with the source."

 

Much love and light.

Merri

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