Meet Sankofa Sisterhood Workshop Facilitator

I met this writer nine years ago. We met like most people meet these days online. We found each other through writing. We had so much in common, both single mothers, both with a fire and drive to write stories that would be heard and both women who WILL and HAVE sacrificed everything for this… Continue reading Meet Sankofa Sisterhood Workshop Facilitator

SANKOFA SISTERHOOD KEYNOTE

We are thrilled to introduce this year’s keynote. Alicia met Tonya at the Tengo Sed Writer’s Retreat in Costa Rica and left feeling inspired, motivated and more ready to tackle the world of fiction. MEET OUR KEYNOTE Tonya Cherie Hegamin   Tonya Cherie Hegamin is the Creative Writing Coordinator and an Assistant Professor at the… Continue reading SANKOFA SISTERHOOD KEYNOTE

This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia Anabel Santos on Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story

» This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia Anabel Santos on Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story Through the interviews, ideas and projects featured here we: Connect women artists across the African Diaspora with creative minds around the world + Create exciting arts events and media + Liberate imaginations and nourish free spirits Source: This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia… Continue reading This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia Anabel Santos on Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story

Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

I am honored to be facilitating a workshop at the New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference:    Reconciling Identities: Sexuality, Spirituality and the Policing of Blackness! Can you be light-skinned Latinx, practitioner of Regla de Ocha and a lesbian? How does one deconstruct racism and self-hate?  Decolonizing conditioned ideas requires the deconstructing of thoughts: Who… Continue reading Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

Lesbian Love Storytellers #baad!ass #freenycevents

  LES HISTOIRES D'LESBIAN AMOUR / THE STORIES OF LESBIAN LOVE returns to the BAAD!ASS Women's Festival. Join us for an evening celebrating and preserving lesbian stories. In honor of the lesbian women of color writers and artists who have come before us and those creating beautiful work today. A night where we Intersect activism,… Continue reading Lesbian Love Storytellers #baad!ass #freenycevents

Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Dear Agent; Feel everything. Give it all away. Put everything you have into your story. Go there… really go there! Remember what it felt like to scrape your knee at five years old? When we believed it was the end of the world. We convinced ourselves that there is no greater pain than the alcohol or… Continue reading Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Day 107: Writing/Riding Tsunamis #dearagent #wewrite

Dear Agent, It is rare when I remember a dream. And this dream in particular is one I can’t get out of my mind. Its nighttime. Pitch black! I am at a house on the beach. I see things laid on the sand. Not sure if it's dead animals washed up. The water seems so… Continue reading Day 107: Writing/Riding Tsunamis #dearagent #wewrite

Day 106: Stay In The Moment! #dearagent #wewrite

Dear Agent; We are tempted to move on to the next thing. We tend to want to move away from the harder topics we're writing quickly. There will be moments that make us so uncomfortable we avoid going beneath the surface and sitting in the crap. There are moments when a subject will disturb us in… Continue reading Day 106: Stay In The Moment! #dearagent #wewrite

Searching for Latina, Latinx, Latin@ Narratives! #dearagent

Commit To Your Writing! This year the New York City Latina Writers Group will be celebrating TEN years as an organization and writing community. There is so much I want to say about that, and I will at a later date. I want to formally announce that WENDY ANGULO has been named the NYC Latina… Continue reading Searching for Latina, Latinx, Latin@ Narratives! #dearagent