Jamaican born social media blogger and humanitarian Tina Chin whose given name is Marian Walters, recently released her book called ‘A Wretch Like Me’. “My book is about a woman who discovered herself through some tough lessons and of course redemption. I spared nothing because a memoir should read as reality,” she said. The outspoken
Jamaican born social media blogger and humanitarian Tina Chin whose given name is Marian Walters, recently released her book called ‘A Wretch Like Me’.
The outspoken blogger went on to further state “I wrote candidly and in great details about my sex life which most Caribbean women might view as taboo, and how these sexual partners influenced my decisions in my then life. They subsequently led to me making some very wrong decisions. The greatest of which was my incarceration for cocaine smuggling in the British Virgin Islands. I wasn’t concerned with what people might think about me while reading, or after they’ve read. I figured that in order to learn from another person’s mistakes, the message has to be relatable,”
During high school, Chin said she developed a passion for writing, a skill that would eventually help her during her incarceration.
She explains, that she began writing down notes in prison, but had no intention of writing a book. Upon her release in 2011, she said she was faced with stigmatization, embarrassment and degrading rumors.
Still on the topic of her incarceration, Tina described it as a very painful and embarrassing learning experience, “I saw the interest in my life and my story, so I figured, why not write a book and tell folks what really happened,” Chin stated.
Tina Chin is fully focus on marketing her book, her blog and her Blog Eye Charity that was started almost three years ago.