We had the good fortune of connecting with Wynter Aiken and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Wynter, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” by Toni Morrison is a mantra and affirmation that I live by ever since I read her famous novels/poetry. It truly means to me that no what you do through, the content you create is never finished. It’s to be worked on over and over until you’re proud of it. No one can write my “book” for me and as long as I’m here, I will make sure my story is meaningful.
I am currently writing my own story, creating the legacy that I would hope my family can be proud of. My story is endless as as I continue to believe in myself. My written work will speak for itself and hopefully inspire those that pay attention. When I started RGP Muse Magazine under self-publishing company Rahway Girlz Publishing, I knew my “book” would have it’s hardships, anxiety, worry, and doubt but I prevailed. I created a world for others to share their journeys and life’s stories as well. With RGP Muse Magazine, I’m able to give people in all fields whether artistic or not, the chance to be known, be acknowledged for their hard work, struggles, and achievements in a inspiring way. We all have a story to tell and I’m honored to do my part as a Magazine Creator to make sure those stories are told.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Rahway Girlz Publishing is a self-made and freelanced writing company started by my mom Rashonda, twin sister Se’Quince and me. It is made up of three writers who are writing out their passions, goals and dreams. We are writers and creators who are proud to showcase our talents. RGP Muse Magazine features people of all walks of life! From poetry, fashion, literature and entrepreneurship to music entertainment and sportsmanship. If you have a story, then I will gladly share that story.
Our self-publishing company/business began with the hope that my mom could leave behind a platform that not only was ours but also something that we could grow in a unique way. We faced many hardships and challenges in the beginning. We had to figure out a name for ourselves, build a website, and gain a following, all the while writing and creating our own content from book series to a magazine. It was tiring as well because we didn’t have anyone to help us at first. But, luckily we found the right people to bring Rahway Girlz Publishing the spotlight that we dreamed of and now here we are.
We leaned on each other and believed in what each other could produce. As mother and daughters, even our bond grew stronger. My family pushed me to start RGP Muse Magazine because I graduated with a journalism degree, they figured I could put what I learned in school to great use and it worked. I achieved many goals because Rahway Girlz Publishing came alive and because RGP Muse Magazine was born from it. I am proud of what we’ve created together as a company and I hope the those who know about us, comes away with inspiration and motivation to start their dreams just as we did. I am excited for what is next for Rahway Girlz Publishing and RGP Muse Magazine, we are only getting started and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
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?
Small towns have the biggest surprises is what my grandma says and she’s right. My hometown of Rahway, New Jersey is where you can visit the Union Country Performing Arts center to catch the best shows and entertainment and even take a stroll down Irving st to grab a latte from Melao Cafe and Creamery or Dunkin Donuts. Anyone who visits Rahway are always surprised at how lively it is, even though it’s tiny compared other cities. We pack a punch with our fried chicken and pizza hot spots and tasty dining experiences from places such as CubaNu’s and the famous Waiting Room. Any one I know that comes out of town to visit won’t be disappointed. We may not have the skyrises like New York but Rahway has it’s own charm that anyone can enjoy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give my love and endless thank you to my mom Rashonda and my twin Se’Quince. Without their encouragement, love, and advice, I wouldn’t be where I am currently in my career. I wouldn’t be RGP Muse Magazine without their help and endless pushing for me to evolve more and more in my craft of writing and creating.