I'm MEERA LEE.
I'm a self-taught writer and artist who believes that anything is possible. Everything I create is based on this simple principle.
I am interested in exploring the intricacies of human connection, and I use my work to unearth the small yet vibrant stories found in everyday life.
Like you, I have many worlds inside of me. I am sensitive but tough. I am pragmatic but free. I am a dreamer.
I hope my work will always serve as a simple reminder: you are not alone.
I write bestselling books that
help explain who we are.
"Meera Lee Patel is the real deal: philosopher, poet, artist, and emotion-driven intellectual. It can be so easy to let your fears rule your life without noticing it, and so hard to figure out how to stop doing it. Incredibly, this simple, beautiful book offers a real remedy."
— Heather Havrilesky, author of What If This Were Enough?
I tell stories with my work, whether it's through watercolor or words.
I am interested in projects that add beauty to the world. I am interested in projects that help people feel more like themselves. I am interested in projects that remind us of the oft-overlooked moments in our lives—because they are usually the best ones.
These projects include: book illustration, textile & print licensing, stationery collections, and writing pieces about mental health and emotional well-being. They also include anything else! Let's try.
Meera Lee Patel
is a self-taught writer and artist from the east coast living and working in Nashville, Tennessee.
She is the author of My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown (Penguin Random House) a beautiful meditation on fear and how it can help us become who we really are-if we let it.
She is also the author of two journals: Made Out of Stars (Penguin Random House), a journal for self-realization that encourages the belief that we are already whole. Start Where You Are (Penguin Random House), is a journal for self-exploration that is designed to help others understand that the answers they are seeking are contained within themselves.
Her stationery & gift shop aims to help people find beauty in the small moments that lace through their days, and strives to help others express sentiments that they feel, but aren't sure how to put into words.
She currently teaches Drawing for Personal Growth: 5 Exercises for Self-Discovery, a class for fostering creativity by developing a self-reflection practice, on Skillshare.