Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Activist, Lover of French Fries
Alicia Cook is an established writer and award-winning activist living in New Jersey whose work has been seen on HuffPost, USA Today, Bustle, and CNN. Named one of the best Instagram poets by Teen Vogue, her poetry is usually unfixed and covers various topics and emotions, especially grief. Her poetry book, "Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately," was a finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. "I Hope My Voice Doesn’t Skip," the highly anticipated follow-up to "Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately," will be released in June of 2018.
Cook advocates to break the stigma surrounding drug addiction. Her series, “The Other Side of Addiction,” written in honor of her cousin Jessica who lost her life to heroin, has developed a worldwide readership. These are very personal accounts, written to shed light on this deadly epidemic and prove that anyone can be affected. Her efforts were featured on the episode “A Family Disease” by the Emmy nominated documentary series, “Here’s the Story”.
Alicia Cook currently writes full-time as the Director of Institutional Communications at Bloomfield College.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS