Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacinta Carlton.
Hi Jacinta, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My life like most people wasn’t easy, I was diagnosed with diabetes at 12 and it made school very difficult. I was in and out of hospitals most of my pre-teen and teen years. In my early twenties, there wasn’t much of a change but when I saw an ad on “IG” for a Medtronic insulin pump something told me to go for it.
Within 2-3 months, I was well versed in my pump and I was having fewer problems with hospitalizations. At that time, I was able to work for the first time in my life because I wasn’t going through the ups and downs of the complications of diabetes. I am also a writer and have had 2 short stories published.
My partner/ husband is the reason I had the confidence to do and be better throughout the last 10 years and he’s even helped me get certifications that helped me get my job at a local college where I’m a Clinical Instructor for their EMS program.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road and as I stated before with me being a type one diabetic and having to deal with multiple hospitalizations has definitely made it difficult to become independent and manage relationships.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
What I’m proud of most are my two published stories and my collection of signed first-edition Neil Gaiman books. Neil Gaiman, mythology, and my own experience are my artistic inspiration.
My stories are usually realistic fiction but I would love to be known for my dark romantic poetry and I’d love to delve deeper into macabre fiction novellas.
I also do paintings with acrylic and spray paint.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
Baltimore is the best to me because simply I was born and raised here.
But aside from that, the people are eclectic and unique plus the food isn’t half bad either. Just like most Baltimore residents, I love a bushel of crabs and a drink on a hot summer day and I love to visit 34th street during Christmas time.
I honestly don’t have too many bad things to say about Baltimore because I love it here.
- Instagram: @j.c.writer908