Meet the Poet:
Iris Vasconcelos, 31 years old, is Angolan/Portuguese and currently living in Portugal, and looking forward to moving back to Luanda, Angola (located in Southern Africa). She works full time as a Marketing Manager and is a freelance writer and blogger.
Iris struggled with symptoms for 15 years before finally being diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy, at the age of 28. Since the age of 7, writing has been her passion and refuge. She hopes to one day dedicate herself to her two passions, writing and advocating for people living with narcolepsy in developing countries. She is now a trained speaker and writer with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program.