The last I wrote about myself was back in Aug 2017. Now, I’m here to rewrite about myself, my journey, and accomplishments.
Hi, I’m Roxanne, more commonly known as June or JuneSketches. I am an illustrator, freelance artist, and striving entrepreneur. I am also a writer of my journey through life while facing terms of depression and high anxiety. And delving into the world of writing books and the creation of comics.
If you want to know more, keep on reading!
As a Writer
I’ve cooked up some versions of myself who you’ve maybe met or are meeting over the course of reading through my blog, listening to my stories on my channel, and getting to know me through my social media.
Some of these “other me” include Georgiana from my novel Listening to Georgiana (currently being edited) which you can find the first two chapters of on Wattpad @ VelaJune.
Another “me” would be the second namesake for my artist name. June was a character I came up with for an original story that never really went anywhere. Having loved the name, I reused it for Juniper Vela Black, a character I created for a fanfiction for the Harry Potter Universe “HPU”. I’d like to say that HPU gave a hand in getting me to become the writer I am today and is the fuel to my first pen name: “Vela June”.
Vela June was the name I took when I first started to document my depression journey. Over the course of the journey, I simplified it to June.
As I delved deeper into the acceptance of having depression, I soon realized, I wanted to continue the story of me that I wrote in my teens. When Georgiana Mendoza was created, I was hesitant to use the name I’d established for my art and so then created Philomena Anne after some beautiful and inspiring women of literature and real life. To know more about this read on to use my name where I explained the different names I came up with and their personal meanings for me.