Elda Pappadà has always been interested in the arts, writing, and creating. She studied creative writing and art history at Concordia University in Montreal. While there, she merged the two disciplines to create a monologue to insert within an art history research paper. That paper was subsequently published in the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History: Manet: A fictitious account of the woman in Bar of the Folies-Bergère. She has also written and produced a play for the Montreal Fringe Festival, and she has written and published a nutritional blog.
Elda was inspired to write Freedom so that she could: “keep quiet the nagging voice in my head.” She has now decided to rededicate all of her focus to writing and publishing her poetry, and Freedom is her first collection.