Medgine Mathurin 👑 "I try not to think about it, and I try not to compare my life or journey with anyone else. Some days are easier than others.
Fighting it is exhausting and leaks hope, but when I get out this metaphorical furnace, I will be gold." Fondly known to her peers as Medge; Medgine Mathurin, a 27 year old Haitian born, Canadian National from the town of Calgary Alberta, and the second of a pair of twins, has managed to conceive a faith like no other. She currently resides in the city of Edmonton where she attained a Bachelors of Science degree from the University Of Alberta in 2011.
Quite multilingual, speaking fluent French, English and her native tongue of Haitian Creole, Medge is an influential writer and spoken poet of this time.
Diagnosed with Lupus in 2013; a chronic autoimmunedisease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue, resulting in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs, Medge has never allowed this ailment to alter her faith or her purpose. She takes pride in being an exemplary Christian who is able to go beyond the borders of religion and religious idiosyncrasies and merge her faith with meaningful social interaction.
She has been featured in countless national poetry circles and national women's appreciation and advocacy events because of her dynamic pieces that range in themes of self love, hope, Salvation, current affairs and women's rights.
In 2015, Her father who was on a visit to Haiti, was shot and seriously injured. His survival spawned in Medge a radical faith in the God she believes in. She hopes to use her ailment and writing gift as a tool for spreading further awareness of Lupus; a disease of which 90% of victims are women; as well as uplifting and encouraging troubled souls with her words and powerful writing.