Cindy Similien is an award-winning Haitian-American author, cultural ambassador, and community advocate. Her life's motto is: “Live to love; work to improve the lives of others; and create a legacy.” She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Barnard College-Columbia University.
CSJ Media Publishing is the platform in which she created when someone challenged her to be all that God created her to be. She discovered one of her life's purpose is to inspire, encourage, and empower others through her words. The "C" and "S" in CSJ Media Publishing stand for her first and last names, and the "J" stands for Jesus, for she believes that all of her achievements, accolades, and success are direct results of her faith in God, through Jesus Christ.
Her favorite Bible verse is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Books written by Cindy Similien
2016 Star Network’s 40 Stars Under Forty Award
2016 PowerUP! KREYOL Business 2nd Place Winner
2016 Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration Economic Development Award
2016 Caribbean Life Impact Award
2016 The United State of Women Summit’s Nominated Changemaker
2017 Barnard College Young Alumna Award
2017 Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grant Award
2019 I Am African and I Can Award
2020 Citizens Committee "All In Neighborhood" Grant Award
2020 Just a Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc. "Author of the Year" Award
2020 United Nations Association Emerging Leader Fellow
2020 "Brooklyn COVID-19 Hero" Award (Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams )
2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Winner (Bronze Medalist)
2020 Western Union "Acts of Kindness" Award
2020 Loyale Linens for Good Award
2021 United Nations Association Emerging Leader Fellow - “Champions for Equality"