I Don't ~ By Joanna Ballard Poem & Photo © By Joanna Ballard. All rights reserved. No reproduction of this material, in any form or medium, is permitted without express permission of the author.
Joanna Ballard is a Northwest Louisiana native now living in Baton Rouge Louisiana and current member of the Trapped Truth Society, the Shreveport Writers’ Registry, the Red River Storytellers, the Northwest Louisiana Art Gallery. Ms. Ballard began her storytelling and writing career before she could even read or write by creating her own songs and stories. She was first published at the age of 16 and has been widely published and won numerous contests.
Joanna’s blend of original stories, poetry, folk tales from around the world along with her unique performance delights both young and old. Joanna Ballard also shares her stories in other formats as an artist intertwining her love for words and color digitally in her own self styled “poetic art” as well as folk art jewelry created with vintage beads. This art has grown out of her talent for and enjoyment of sharing her stories through web design and photography.