My name is Ly Syin. Those who are close to me call my Syin. My blog’s name is Syinly, Ly Syin backwards. This is my personal blog and I will cover topics that will be in my autobiography, “The Big Block Goes on Top.” The topics I cover in this blog are things I have become passionate about based on my life experience as an African-American woman growing up in an urban Midwest environment. I selected The Big Block Goes on Top for my book title based on experiences from when I was a little girl, from when I was a little girl. My dad states I would play with building blocks, and I would always put the biggest on top. He would try to show me how to build with a foundation and explain to me that without a proper foundation my structure would fall.
In college I began working on my autobiography but in 2005 I started working on it seriously. My co-worker encouraged me to share my experience about being homeless. I have always wanted to tell my story. In the past I have told everything because of lack of discretion. Now I am sharing so openly and honestly in hopes to encourage wisdom and knowledge. I think Syinly is a fitting title for my blog because I still believe” the big block goes on top: when the big block is faith”.
Author’s note, some names in the this blog have been changed to protect privacy.