Jae West uses words and rhymes to take readers on a journey into the realms of imagination. Interweaving passion and playfulness she explores the themes of sex, love and relationships to connect people to a shared sense of excitement for life. Jae’s first publication, The Art of Raw Desire, couples her poetry with vivid artwork to explore these themes in the spoken and visual mediums. Her poems draw from real-life experience, reflecting the depths and magic of falling in love, both with another and oneself. Her poems are an ode to the beauty that arises from loving oneself and vulnerability of speaking one’s truth, connecting readers to the inner smile of the heart. Jae is from Western Australia, and is a dancer, performer, PhD graduate, yoga teacher, and student of life.