SOL RIVERA is a student, poet, and activist who uses her poetry to share her emotions honestly and hopefully in a relatable way. She aims to empower those struggling with eating disorders and other challenges facing teenagers.
Although Restrict: A Poetic Narrative is a work of fiction, it is inspired by real life. Sol is the youngest of five children and is caring and engaged with her community.
Sol is a reporter on the Emmy-nominated syndicated show Teen Kids News and hosts her own YouTube channel SolFood featuring self-produced videos combining her passion for cooking, geography, and literature including a segment called “A Book And An Eat” where she reviews a book from a different country and then cooks a meal from the location.
She is a student at the Mastery School of Hawken, a visionary high school in Cleveland, OH where she is also the editor-in-chief and founder of The Magnolia, its literary magazine which publishes poetry and short stories. Sol volunteers at the Friendship Circle of Cleveland, which pairs non-disabled youngsters with children with special needs and is the president of the teen board of the Cleveland Chapter of Hope for Henry, which is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children.
Sol lives at home in Cleveland with her mom and dad, two tiny Maltipoos, Lucy and Ricky, and Skipper, a massive and unruly Black Lab.