About Maureen Mistry

Maureen Mistry is a pharmacist and freelance writer, who moved from her naturalized country of Denmark to work in her birth country of Nigeria. She has published personal narrative essays about her life as an expatriate in Nigeria and contributes articles in US peer reviewed pharmaceutical publications. "The Silent Scream" is her first personal essay published in the US.

Second Place Winning Essay — Winter 2014 Contest

We are pleased to post the second place winning essay in this past winter’s Writing It Real essay contest. Our guidelines said the number 12 was to be somewhere in the essay in honor of Writing It Real’s 12th Anniversary. Our guest judge, Midge Raymond, co-founder of Oregon’s Ashland Creek Press, chose Maureen Mistry’s “The … Continue reading

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