When I was a little girl, my mother and I invented a language. We would have complex, whimsical conversations that only we could understand. I started using my new words to name the ingangible world around me. Tapatu became a central noun in the made up space that paralleled my reality.
As I grew and matured and got better at conforming, Tapatu came to represent for me the internal landscape. It was a talisman that reminded me that creativity came from the inside out, not the outside in. It was a place I could go to hear my own voice.
I invite you to join me here in Tapatu. I hope that visiting my secret continent will prompt you to journey home to your own.
Feel free to drop me a line. I'm open to collaborations, I love doing public readings, and I'm currently between writing groups. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.