Student Spotlight: Published Author, Poet, and Rising Star

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Madeleine Karydes
Madeleine Karydes

Madeleine attended UC Berkeley and double-majored in English and Media Studies. She is now an integral part of the Empowerly team.

Empowerly student Ruhani Chhabra is an inspiration to other young writers looking to share their voice. Ruhani, a high school student, is an accomplished writer already and plans to continue sharing her work with the world. Read on for more information about this student spotlight and all she has achieved!

About Ruhani

Ruhani has been writing stories since she was very young. As she got older, she delved into poetry, and her expressive works range from complex themes such as unrequited love to the daily monotony of online school. She hopes people, especially teenagers, can relate to her work. 

Published Author: The Karris Family

Ruhani has already published a novel, writing about the complexities of family life. If you’re interested in reading more, here is a synopsis of Ruhani’s book:

“Leah Karris doesn’t know how to cope with the changes in her family. Her teenage siblings and busy parents don’t get along at all. Leah herself deals with bullies like Zoe Hawk and tattletales like Angela Hartman, but the worst difficulty that she has to deal with is her own family. When she goes to visit her aunt, uncle, and cousins, she decides to make her family as good as her cousins’. Leah tries hard to fix her constant family fights, but she soon understands something important that she hasn’t realized before. Will Leah succeed? Or will things be as horrible as before? Will they continue being the disconnected Karris family?”

You can find copies of this book at Barnes and Nobles and Amazon to read the full work yourself.

Book Cover: The Karris Family

Thoughtful Vignettes: Ruhani on Medium

Not only has Ruhani established herself in the realm of prose, she also writes short pieces for her blog on Medium, which you can find here. These thoughtful vignettes allow readers to get a taste of her writing voice with each article.

Ruhani on Medium’s blog site

Skilled Poet: PiecesByTheStars

Ruhani also writes moving poetry, which she currently publishes to her Instagram account under the handle @piecesbythestars. You can view her work here. Additionally, be sure to stay tuned for her coming collection of poems, publishing soon!

Ruhani on Instagram

Final Thoughts

Looking for more tips and coaching to launch your creative career like Ruhani? Be sure to book a free consult with one of our team members to discuss how we can set you up with a counselor as soon as possible. The sooner you start working towards your dreams, the farther you will go.

Questions? Let us know!