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Michelle Besay is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. Born to Jamaican parents, Michelle grew up with a strong sense of culture and creativity. Music and writing became threaded into her being, and she started using them both as release mechanisms at a very young age. Immersed into a wide variety of music, resulting in her working the stage while singing Dionne Warwick’s “That’s What Friends Are For” by time she was in preschool. She wrote her first song when she was in fourth grade and started journaling in high school. Writing was freedom, and her thoughts came out in the forms of poems and songs.
At the age of nineteen, she became pregnant with her son and decided to get her act together. After having him, she got serious about work and ended up attaining a degree in respiratory therapy. Still having a sense of balance, she was able to continue writing. In 2008 an opportunity presented itself, and she got to write and record songs regularly.
As time went on, balancing passion and responsibility got harder. Life kept happening. She had a beautiful baby girl, and, with two kids and two jobs, she couldn’t make time for those creative things anymore. When she started missing it, she’d turn to journaling with hopes of gaining a semblance of that familiar freedom. Yet, she couldn’t stick with it. She wanted to write, but was so blocked, and so uninspired, her pages remained blank.
After years of pain, self-sabotage, and self-loathing, she reached her breaking point. One day, following a three-hour emotional breakdown, Michelle decided it was time for a, much needed, change. She’d lost herself, dimmed her light, hindered her power, and it was heartbreaking. She turned her lens inward and started doing some serious work on self. Therapy became a vital outlet. The more she was able to tell her truth in that safe space, the more she wanted to improve. The more she improved, the more she got to know herself again. Being able to find herself, allowed her to become better in her everyday roles of mother, sister, and daughter. Gaining more control, she started meditating every day, dove deep into her spirituality, and was able to reclaim her freedom. Her unwavering sense of compassion for people has stemmed from that freedom. With the discovery of writing meditations, the blocks she had, started to melt away, and her creative juices were able to freely flow again. Through her healing and meditation, Michelle learned to detach from her pain. Feeling inspired to help others do the same, she has vowed to walk in her purpose of helping heal the world.
With a heart from, of, and for the universe, Michelle shares her gifts with charismatic consciousness. With loving compassion for all living beings, she has the ability to meet everyone where they are, while helping them believe in a silver line; mainly, because she believes there always is one. Using the pseudonym High.Vibe.Five., she coined herself the “Writer of All Things Internal”. Her mission is to create work focused on mindfulness, open mindedness, and relatability. She is intentional about sharing her story, from fall to rise, so that others may be inspired to become transparent, heal, and blaze a happy trail through their pain.
As she continues to write, Michelle is also working on becoming certified in holistic healing. Along with gaining a master level certification in the practice of mindfulness, her plan is to study conscious connected breath, Reiki, and sound healing. These modalities have helped her, and she wants to be able to pay it forward by bringing awareness to their benefits.
You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @high.vibe.five