Nevertheless, She Persisted

In times of utter doubt and disappointment, lean on these words for encouragement: Rupi Kaur on self love, perseverance, and resilience, our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. women of colour   the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted

Four Letter Words

When I was six years old, I played in the neighborhood park with my brother. We climbed trees. We caught ladybugs. We swung as high as we could. We played tag and made new friends. It was bliss. The park was filled with giggles and laughter-screams of excitement and joy. It didn't matter how young we were. It… Continue reading Four Letter Words

Heal Your Wounds With Words

The latest injustices with the United States have left many people in fear, panic, and frustration. The one thing we can all use right now is a message of hope. Let these poets of the past remind you of your worth and resilience. Langston Hughes on turning a new a leaf, Besides, They’ll see how… Continue reading Heal Your Wounds With Words

Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Ready to live for you? Let these trailblazers guide you: Audre Lorde on defining who you are, “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Alice Walker on the company you keep, "No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies… Continue reading Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Ten Habits that Will Keep Your Writing Sharp

Writing is a full time job. The process of generating ideas and editing content is demanding. Each detail matters. What should you do to maximize your efforts? Consider these habits: Restful Sleep. Every now and then you may be consumed with a project that interferes with rest. The result? A messy draft that requires even more time… Continue reading Ten Habits that Will Keep Your Writing Sharp

Why You Should Read a Book: The Importance of Literacy

From one book nerd to another! Here are six quotes to motivate you to read! “Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked… Continue reading Why You Should Read a Book: The Importance of Literacy

Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

Hey all! This year has been so good to me. I've seen my writing take off! Here are my published works for the Spring and Summer season. More to come soon!   Intersectional Feminism: Race, Identity, and Gender Unapologetically Me: The Struggles of Being a Blaxican Skater Girl on My Black Matters Black girls are often measured by a… Continue reading Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays