April 28, 2020 ~ Newsletter No. 016 Hi familia! How are you? How is your heart? How is your spirit? How is your family? We are in day 2,958534850295829589 who even knows anymore. Honestly, I just hope we are finding peace and grace anywhere we can get it. I am writing to share some amazing things that I… Continue reading Embracing the Shadow
After a wonderful weekend of writing in the Catskills at the Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat - #SANKOKAIV, surrounded by womyn of color, we are finally home and my heart is full. Tonight I reflect on all that I will carry from this weekend and all that I desire for this week. https://youtu.be/iFT7AZwEp4U
For 20 years BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance has been a space where LGBTQ++, outcasts and all the others have found refuge. BAAD! has created something special where art created by our community is celebrated and lifted. Yearly they curate events the entire month in June to celebrate PRiDE. I am honored to… Continue reading Power of the P~ A reading @ BAAD!
When you introduce yourself do you say you are a writer/poet first or do you say you are a professor, teaching artist, social worker, or mother? The answer to this question is telling because it reveals to us where we have placed the writer in us. Choose one you relate closest to: I see my… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Spring 2019 ~ The Joy of Writing!
We are overjoyed to organize the 5th Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat to be held once again in the Catskill Mountains, NY This year’s theme is: The Writer’s Journey for Survival: Connecting to Wellness and Moving Towards Wholeness May 24 - May 27, 2019 This past year has been filled with constant aggression towards women… Continue reading REGISTRATION OPEN: Sankofa Sisterhood turns five!
Writing from the Womb (WFW) is back! We kick off our workshop this weekend. This session of WFW has focused goals, clear intentions and hard deadlines. There is some fear that rises with deadlines but also a tremendous amount of excitement if we allow it. We are being called to sit down and write the… Continue reading The Writer and The Story, Aligning With Our Story’s Intention! WFW Workshop is Back!
Why are spaces for women of color important TO ME? Because for far too long we have been left out of the narratives. In this space you are at the center of the conversation. Because without you there is NO me! Because writing is how we dig for the truth and hopefully save ourselves. Because… Continue reading Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!
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So excited to be facilitating my writing workshop: Birthing the Story, as well as moderating a panel discussion titled: Writing Other Voices. What an honor to represent women of color writers. * * Join me for a 3-day conference that is sure to be inspiring. For more info. -- https://www.hollihock.org * * #hollihock #writersconference #writers… Continue reading Hollihock Writers Conference
Yesterday was our last WFW Writing Workshop for this round and it was intense, beautiful, and inspiring. Six writers journeyed with me for the past three months to explore genres they have never written. These writers chose to expand. To be uncomfortable. To grow as writers. We wrote flash fiction, essay, and short story. They… Continue reading Sometimes Writers Just Need Support! #WFWWritein