Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat DAY TWO

FREE 4 day virtual writer's retreat for women of color. Good morning beautiful writers! Grand rising! We hope you feel rested. This morning you are invited to put good things in your body. Lots of fresh fruits, nuts, light meals, snacks often. Get up and stretch, walk around every 30 minutes (for those who know… Continue reading Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat DAY TWO

Sankofa Writers Retreat 4 Day Virtual Event

Updated: May 23, 2020 6:42AM Here is the replay of the Sankofa Sisterhood opening ceremony: https://youtu.be/JLfXW85k4YY Welcome & Candle Lighting Ceremony HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY BEAUTIFUL ONES!!! Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat goes VIRTUAL! We are live tonight at 9:00PM EST. We would love to see as many of you as humanly possible. We know these times… Continue reading Sankofa Writers Retreat 4 Day Virtual Event

Staying the Course ~ Ep. 470

https://youtu.be/RGGagj30xJU Article I reference: A woman's greatest enemy? A lack of time to herself | Brigid Schulte | Opinion | The Guardian “There’s such a struggle going on in me!” Alma wrote in her diary. “And a miserable longing for someone who thinks OF ME, who helps me to find MYSELF! I’ve sunk to the… Continue reading Staying the Course ~ Ep. 470

REGISTRATION OPEN: Sankofa Sisterhood turns five!

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!

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

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 ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

  #6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

#5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Yolanda Pizarro was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and was raised by her grandparents. She began writing at an early age in school newsletters and newspapers and won drawing and essay competitions at the Colegio San Vicente Ferrer in Cataño. In 2004, Arroyo published her first book of short… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

Day 19: Back in the USSR! #transsiberianwriters #writingchallenge

There's a reason why I planned our trip this way I wanted to start at the end to arrive at our final destination. That's how I feel about my story. What happens at the end? Who is my character? What has her journey? Who are my main characters when the chapter closes? Starting in Vladivostok… Continue reading Day 19: Back in the USSR! #transsiberianwriters #writingchallenge