NYCLWG 13th Anniversary "Ladrona! The Stories We Steal!" Join us for a special reading from members of the NYCLWG, a panel discussion “When is a story not yours to steal?” and to honor, celebrate and connect with the members of these amazing writers collective. Time & Location Nov 15, 6:00 PM – 09:00 PM Alianza… Continue reading Ladrona! The Stories We Steal | Message for Aspiring Writers
We are thrilled to announce that registration is officially opened for the 4th Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers’ Retreat taking place in the Catskills, New York, Friday, May 25th through Monday, May 28th 2018. This year’s theme is: Strengthening the Writer’s Core Through Movement! We are excited about this year’s theme because the emphasis for our… Continue reading Strengthening the Writer’s Core Through Movement! #writersretreat #woc
Death, Rebirth and Writing the Memoir With Alicia Anabel Santos Writing her memoir almost killed her but she wrote it anyway—in a month. Alicia Anabel Santos will take you through the memoir writing process with gentle and not-so-gentle prompts and exercises that will help you dig for the stories that must be told. You’ll leave… Continue reading Bronx Memoir Project ~ FREE Workshops
Today is a fresh start. Yesterday is gone. Today I choose to see my day unfold the way I want it to be. Thank you for allowing me to wake up and greet another day. I know that I was born to answer this call and that through my writing I am healed and will… Continue reading Chapter 31: Healing Our Internal Wounds
How long are we willing to stay in relationships that do not serve us? How long are we willing to wait for people to be what we need? What if they never get there? What if... they just aren't capable? My career was just taking off. I was balancing motherhood, writing, running an organization and… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 30: My Life Was Beginning To Take Off!
My word during meditation was NON JUDGEMENT. I was coming to the end of my session and was in prayer position when the words that came into my mind stopped me mid-thought. I stopped to write them down: YOU PUSH ME~ You push me to show you. You push me to say. You push me… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 29: How Long Will We Stay?
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE UNKNOWN? I was about to live my dreams. It was surreal. It felt like I was dreaming. I was scared of the unknown? What is it about the unknown that is so FRIGHTENING? What if I decided to SEE the unknown in a completely different way? What if I chose… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook
This was an incredible gift and opportunity. Why was I afraid? What is it that I'm most afraid of? FAILING!!! I am afraid of failing you, failing my family, failing myself, failing my friends and failing at life. It’s not an easy task to follow our hearts desire when we allow fear to set in.… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook
I kept feeling like something was keeping me from writing today. I believed that everything that was happening to me was trying to get in my way. There was something pushing me away from what was important to me like my WRITING. There was something interfering or intervening in my process. I believed that I… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 27 (Pt. 3): What Has It’s Hold On Us? #FYFLove #audiobook
When you forget who you are, allow me to remind you. When you're afraid of your greatness... I will show you all you've achieved! and then, when you get close... that moment when you actually taste it! I was giving myself an anxiety attack and in that moment I stopped. I stopped doing all that I… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 27: When Anxiety Swallows You! #FYFLove #audiobook