Ladrona! The Stories We Steal | Message for Aspiring Writers

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

“The whole of me is Black. The whole of me is whole.” #WiththeFireonHigh #wtfohblogtour

ISBN: 0062662856 Title: With the Fire on High (ARC) Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: May 7th 2019 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: YA Contemporary Synopsis: With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be… Continue reading “The whole of me is Black. The whole of me is whole.” #WiththeFireonHigh #wtfohblogtour

The Writer and The Story, Aligning With Our Story’s Intention! WFW Workshop is Back!

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!

Strengthening the Writer’s Core Through Movement! #writersretreat #woc

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

Unwavering Beliefs… Who are you rooting for?

What do we believe? Today I read from my journal… “when we are filled with self-doubt. They are better than us! They deserve better than me! We don’t believe we are worthy. We don’t believe we are good enough. And the thing is… our kids feel the same. They do not believe they are worthy.… Continue reading Unwavering Beliefs… Who are you rooting for?

Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!

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!

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #9: CARDI B 

#9: CARDI B ~ #AFROLATINASTOKNOW: I knew who would be my #9 from jump! I have given this giant of a short woman the nine spot intentionally in honor of #oyayansa 🌪🌪🌪mi Madre, because Cardi B is a fucking tornado... she is a force. She’s not playing any games. She is doing her thing! Mothaf*ckers never saw her coming!!!! Well… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #9: CARDI B 

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #8: AMARA LA NEGRA

#8: AMARA “LA NEGRA" #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** When I decided to share my list of #afrolatinastoknow I did so because it was important for me that our little black and brown girls, high school girls, college girls see themselves reflected. I am celebrating women that I admire for their scholarship and contributions to fighting for, defending and owning… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #8: AMARA LA NEGRA