We had the good fortune of connecting with Tylia L. Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tylia L., what do you attribute your success to?
I strongly believe the most important factors behind my success would have to be the support of my family and the support of the cerebral palsy community they’re the ones that motivate me to be the voice for others.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I first started writing in my teenage years after experiencing grief for the first time through the process of me going through grief and discovering my passion for writing.
After realizing that writing helped me cope with grief I realize that I needed to take my passion for writing into advocacy for Cerebral palsy due to the misconceptions and lack of awareness surrounding Cerebral palsy.
Through my passion I’ve been able to speak my truth about Cerebral palsy and what it’s really like to live with cerebral palsy on a day-to-day basis.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would say my favorite place to check out would have to be cracker barrel great food and friendly people
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my mom Lissette Flores-Aponte for always pushing me to be the best person that I could be despite my disability.
I would like to thank my father Carlos Aponte Jr. for all your words of encouragement on a day-to-day basis .
I would like to thank everyone in the cerebral palsy community that continues to follow my journey and encourage me to be a better advocate.
I would like to thank my beautiful girlfriend Gina for your constant love and support throughout this amazing journey and also thank you for putting up with hours of editing and producing.
Tylia L. Flores