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 Award2016 PowerUP! KREYOL Business 2nd Place Winner2016 Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration Economic Development Award2016 Caribbean Life Impact Award2016 The United State of Women Summit’s Nominated Changemaker2017 Barnard College Young Alumna Award2017 Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grant Award2019 I Am African and I Can Award2020 Citizens Committee "All In Neighborhood" Grant Award2020 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"
Featured in the Media
New York Times
Our Times Press
New York Daily News
The Haitian Times
Le Nouvelliste (Haiti)
Forest Hill Times
A Nação (Cape Verde)
Expresso das Ilhas (Cape Verde)
The Memphis Flyer Newspaper
Just A Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc.
Through her initiative, "Just A Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc.", Cindy's books have reached different corners around the world, creating an impact on the lives of children and their families in countries, including but not limited to the USA, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, and Tanzania.
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