Our Founder & CEO, Jean Bub
Jean Bub is an author, publisher and mental health advocate based in New York. She’s the co-founder of @communityofpoetry, an Instagram community dedicated to uplifting poets, and the founder and CEO of Wide Eyes Publishing, a publishing house which amplifies marginalized voices.
Her work has been featured in multiple national anthologies, Barnes and Nobles, and her book, "Pulchritude and Soul," has been introduced into her high school's health curriculum to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and the addiction that self-harm really is. Her second book “Roots of the Resilient” has been described as “raw, authentic and heart-wrenchingly beautiful.” With each book she publishes, she strives to be more transparent and vulnerable in hopes it could inspire someone else to do the same.
Lyn is a deeply invigorated poet who delves into the themes of self love, identity, overcoming trauma, accepting your wild and learning to listen to your intuition. She is a 30 year old poet, dancer, teacher originally from Seattle, Washington. She currently travels the world while teaching online classes to aspiring teachers. Lyn has been writing since first grade and has found ways to voice and overcome trauma in her poetry. She firmly believes that writing is a form of healing for both author and reader. She is specifically inspired to write about women who are marginalized in our society, as a means of empowering future generations with their stories.
Wide Eyes Publishing is proud to call Lyn one of their own.
Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs
Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs published her first book The Mind of the Teenage Drama Queen while in high school. For awhile after that writing seemed impossible because of new found traumas and heartbreaks. Slowly over time she was able to rediscover her voice as @shewillspeak on Instagram. It started out as her just posting poetry for her own enjoyment but slowly it grew into something bigger. Because of this her second book The Tragic Type of Beautiful was born. Her work started being featured on different social media platforms and later in poetry anthologies. She received so much feedback that she knew She Will Speak was more then a platform for her poetry.
Her writing shows readers they are not alone and their voices are being heard. She does this by inviting readers into her reality and showing them that there can be beauty in the tragedy and pain. Over the years she has learned how to heal from her own writing by ironically exposing her wounds. She believes her purpose in this world is to heal so she uses her creative platform to give voices to those who feel broken. She Will Speak is more than poetry it is a place for those who need to reclaim their voice.
Tyler Zeanah, a 24 year old poet born and raised in the California bay area, has been writing since she was in elementary school. As someone who has always struggled with expressing her emotions, Tyler tends to feel more than she understands. She writes in efforts to help her make sense of her world, and relationships. As a mental health advocate, she believes the stories we tell ourselves and others have the largest impact on our wellbeing. She wants to stand in the truth of living, and celebrate the bravery of being vulnerable, especially in a world that prioritizes a false sense of reality over the real, every day living. She will be releasing a book of visual poetry sometime during 2019.