I long for a world where we are more thoughtful, considerate and kinder to each other. I hope to fulfill my vision through my poetry art.
Michiko Ozu – Visual Artist and Poet from New York
I believe that imagination can improve society. I want my poetry art to stimulate people’s inner creativity and gave them hope, inspiration and new ideas to make the world an empathetic and better place for everyone.
I was born in Myanmar and came to America at age 6. I started my interests in poetry and art around that time because of loneliness
My ADHD and Dyslexia became very apparent when I started school. I knew I was different.
I struggle a lot through school. I never give up and always find another way to compensate for a task that is difficult to me but easy for most of the other kids.
I finished HS by home schooled. My educational background includes NYU & Columbia University.
I accepted that I have ADHD & Dyslexia when I became an adult.
It is Me
The brains of people with ADHD and dyslexia are wired differently and we are no less than neurotypical people. It comes with a lot of positive traits. Some of them are high level of sensitivity, creativity, great problem solving skills, whole picture thinking, being able to notice patterns and see connections that others will not see and being more empathetic.
MY POETRY ART
My inspiration to create art and poetry came from having ADHD and Dyslexia. I feel very deeply, with passion and with all my heart. I think primarily in images. It’s easy for me find patterns and connections between unrelated things which helps with creating metaphors. I can manipulate objects in my brain easily, turn it around and see it in different angles. I think in 3D and this is an advantage for drawing but not for reading because words are 2D.
Since I have dyslexia and ADHD, my poetry is short but I think it captures the whole picture. I want to share my world with people through my poetry art.