Adiba Nelson is a wife to her husband, Scott, mom to her 8 year old daughter Emory (the inspiration for "Meet ClaraBelle Blue"), and stepmother to two young men, Joshua (21), and Jeremy (17). A recovering social worker turned prolific writer, her work has been featured in Ravishly, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Brasilia, Huffington Post Japan, Mater Mea, Everyday Feminism, Scary Mommy, Your Tango, The Good Men Project, and My Brown Baby. She recently brought her words to life, delivering her first TEDx talk "Skating Downhill: The Art of Claiming Your Life", to a sold out house.
Adiba wrote "Meet ClaraBelle Blue", based loosely on her own daughter, Emory, after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of representation of children with special needs in children's books. After being rejected by numerous literary agents for the content (inclusion) being "too niche", Adiba decided to self publish the book because according to her "children cannot wait for the world to be ready to see them".
While she started this venture with a children's book, she is looking forward to branching out to scholarship programs, classroom curriculum, and product lines all centered around visibility, and inclusive/accessible living.