Dr. Todd Gewant, Author/Educator, has been writing poetry since age 13. Growing up in the New York City area, Dr. Todd experienced various forms of direct discrimination and hatred during his childhood. He discovered that poetry was the most constructive and positive way for him to deal with these ugly youthful encounters. In writing and publishing What I Wish I Was Told, Dr. Todd was able to communicate with kids and adults about these sensitive topics. Being invited to schools and social organizations to read from the book and share his understanding of the true values of diversity, Dr. Todd realized how poetry could be a powerful tool for learning. From his visits to schools, interacting with students, and consulting with teachers and principals, he was able to develop a core curriculum on these topics. Dr. Todd Gewant is also a Chiropractor and for the past 18 years has maintained offices in Santa Monica, CA.