Tonya Ingram is a poet from Cincinnati, a Bronx native, a mental health advocate, a kidney transplant hopeful, a lupus legend, Aunt Cat, and a fan of Tom Hardy and The Office.
Tonya has received awards at the Getty Museum, Madison Square Garden, the San Francisco Opera House, the Nuyorican Poets Café, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lexus Verses and the Flow variety show, and The Price is Right. To name a few, The New York Times, Vice i-D, Bustle, and Marie Claire’s online and physical locations; and school classrooms in the United States and Ghana “An Open Letter to My Depression,” her viral collaboration with BuzzFeed, has over 4 million views and is growing.
Tonya, a Virgo friend, is creative and daydreams, and her lyrics explore the importance of self-care, especially on days when we don’t feel worthy. She attended New York University and Otis College of Art and Design. Tonya currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
“How to Survive Today” is a collection of poems, tips, and affirmations designed to help you get through difficult times. You can find something to make you feel like you can get through the day on any page of this book.
The book is also a collaborative effort. It’s yours once you have it in your hands. This is intended for you. You can live just like today. the one you believe you are incapable of completing. I hope this book reminds you that you can make friends.