Here you will find my brain wanderings, my pond reflections, my art, my epiphanies, all of which inevitably reveal bits of my soul.
Social interaction has historically been coupled with anxiety for me, so the page acts as my safe-haven. A place where I can shape-change and shift until it feels right and I don’t have to leave the party with both feet in my mouth (this makes it very difficult to make an inconspicuous exit).
I love creative writing, especially poetry and microfiction, but have also enjoyed writing essays and research-based articles.
List of Published Pieces:
Stewart-Ito, Ali K. Be Myself By Myself. Honolulu: Stewnicorn Creations, 2012. Print.
Poems, Articles and Essays:
*Stewart-Ito, Ali K. “We Come Bearing Gifts.” 2013 Messages of Peace. Ed. Worth Grace and Lori Chaffin. 2013. Print.
*Hawaii Women’s Journal, Stewart-Ito, Ali K.
“Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder.” September 2010.
“Non Profit Corner: What Should I Wear? The Bella Project.” July 2010: 28-29.
“The Dame Game: Playing with the Boys.” May 2010: 28-29. Web.
*Soccer Coaching International. Stewart-Ito, Ali K.
“Social Development: Kick It with Kenya.” June 2009: 44-47.
“Do Women Demand a Different Coaching Style?” Apr. 2007: 34-37.
“Building a Successful Women’s Soccer Program.” Dec. 2006: 22-25. Print and Web.
*Stewart, Ali K. “The Fire of Teaching: Warning to Children.” Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach. Ed. Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. 148-50. Print.
Experimentation and play guide my creative expression. I wouldn’t say I am a master of any medium but I do enjoy learning new techniques and seeing what happens. Generally, my subject matter mirrors the chaos that resides in my cranium; sometimes, a girl in a wombat suit emerges, victorious.
Have a look see at my Etsy site: Unicorn of the Sea
This is an image from a children’s book I recently published: Be Myself By Myself.
Watercolor and ink
Writing and arting are crucial to my psychic balance, but without physical movement, I become very, very cantankerous. Aside from being a competitive athlete myself, I have also served as a coach of soccer, basketball, and volleyball, and am a certified personal trainer and RYT 200 Yoga instructor. Sometimes people think that exercise makes one tired when in all actuality, exercise energizes.