Scarlett Ward is deeply enmeshed in the world of poetry – not just as an avid reader, but as a writer, performer and publisher too. After getting her first book deal, she founded Fawn Press to give back to the literary scene, helping writers develop their manuscripts into poetry pamphlets and anthologies. That all came to a pause when she fell into a coma two years ago due to Multiple Sclerosis, an incurable disease of the nervous system. Learning how to walk, talk, read and write again was not an easy process, but Scarlett’s passion for publishing has only grown stronger. She shares what it’s like living with a chronic illness, why putting yourself out there always pays off, and how to give back to your creative community.