Maggie Ann Ryan
My name is Maggie Ann Ryan and welcome to my website! The purpose of this website is to showcase all that I do creatively. I am an author, I have a YouTube channel, I host a podcast, and I am a creative business owner. My company, Bodie & Ryan Co., hosts online creative workshops and a community to help you become confident, feel beautiful, and shine as your amazing self! ♡
It took me a long time (31 years and counting) to figure out who I am. For some people, that’s always been really easy to figure out. But as a Creative Heart, I am sort of a sponge. I soak in versions of myself that fit who other people want me to be. (Because, you know, it’s impolite to make others feel uncomfortable. 🙄)
A few years ago I wrote down a lifetime dream of mine — to become a New York Times Best Selling Author. Hell, let’s dream even bigger. I want to be the modern day Jane Austen with my take on realistic coming of age stories about young awkward women who have big dreams and no idea what they’re doing — mixed with the modern day Emily Dickinson because I am a sucker for beautifully sad and thoughtful poetry.
That dream sounds amazing, but I looked around at my life — at myself — and couldn’t see how that could even be possible.
I was awkward (still am!), I was covered in social anxiety (working through it!), and I was so insecure about my writing that I couldn’t even tell people I liked writing (let alone actually query a publisher)!
I knew I had to change.
But the trick was not to change into someone I am not. Because you cannot turn an introvert into an extrovert. And if I am going to be remembered, I needed to do it 100% as me.
So I went on a journey.
I discovered who I am (and who I am not). I found courage inside me. I felt truly beautiful. Confidence and self-worth started flowing through my veins, and everything changed.
Want to read all the juicy details about this journey? Then buy my latest book!
So, who is Maggie Ann Ryan?
I am a writer. A creative woman who thinks in poetry, personifies everything, and has a burning desire in her heart for … more.
I am fascinated by our humanity, our emotions, and the struggles we go through as humans. I write deeply realistic characters who are lovable and completely flawed.
The purpose of this blog / vlog / podcast / everything I create is to speak/write honestly, openly, and without an agenda.
I don’t enjoy sleezie sales tactics, so just know that everything I offer via Bodie & Ryan Co. is 100% value for you, and I believe in it just as strongly.
I want to be brave and courageous and vulnerable and to speak about things that we aren’t supposed to talk about because it’s not polite to do so. I want to tell you the things I talk to myself about when I’m completely alone — publish the thoughts I scribble down in my private journals — because that is my truth. That is where my art comes from.
And I want to help other creatives find that courage, and self-worth, and confidence, too.
If you are a Creative Heart like me — a person who enjoys creating things and who filters/understands the world from inside their heart — then there are soooo many good things for you here!
I grew up shrouded in insecurity and wanting to please everyone around me. I was always told that I was either too much or not enough, and I learned early on that being judged is probably the worst thing in the world that could happen to me. This lifestyle of trying to be perfect at being someone I wasn’t turned into hiding myself and my art from the world. And honestly? It sucked.
But when I realized that the MOST powerful thing I can be … is completely and entirely myself — and the MOST powerful thing I can do… is to share my real, authentic, no-filter self with the world — all the possibilites opened up!
That’s true for you, too! And if I can help you realize that — the way I needed help to realize that — then I’ll have done what I want to do!
Everything I Make
This is for the wildflowers, the wallflowers, the artists, the dreamers, the writers, the wanderers, and the ones who never quite fit in. Speak up. Be heard. Take up space. Be seen. Be different. Be interesting. Be honest. Be you. You are beautiful, courageous, and amazing, and I am here to let you know … honestly? Same.
Thank you for visiting my website! Let’s be friends on Social Media!
♡ Maggie Ann