The month of October has blessed me with so much. 15 years ago I lost everything and kept my commitment to become a writer and never looked back, ten years ago it was the birth of the NYCLWG and the Daughters of the Revolution, 8 years ago I was traveling with Afrolatinos Tele to work… Continue reading The breakdown to the breakthrough!
SOME WILL NEED PERMISSION TO WRITE! SOME WILL TAKE THE PEN LIKE A SWORD! WE ALL CHOSE TO WRITE BECAUSE THE SILENCE WAS DEAFENING. There is so much to celebrate and even more left to achieve! In honor of the NYC Latina Writers Group turning 10... join us tomorrow for a special reading and panel… Continue reading The Fearless Writer!
BAAD! Is at it again... they know how to throw a party. This evening will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. You do not want to miss this historical event! To purchase tickets visit BAAD! Buy a ticket or make a donation! Please spread the word, all proceeds are for an amazing cause. Love,… Continue reading Fun House EVENT!!!
@afrolatinostv in route to Virginia State University for a special screening of Afrolatinos: An Untaught History #blackeducationmatters #vsu #vsu20 #vsu19 #vsu18 #17 #afrolatino #panafrican #panafrikan #blacklivesmatter #blacklatina #blacklatinos #africandiaspora
From a meditation four years ago Writing from the Womb was born. It took a few rounds of workshops to really connect to my gifts and what I was called to share with the world. It is an honor to serve women as their #writingmidwife classes start October 16th only 7 seats remain.
... What are the greatest lessons you have learned as a writer? What discoveries have you made in your writing? What do you tell yourself in order to keep writing?
It's not important to know who came before us... What is important is the way we retell the story! "Well, it's not important to know what all your predecessors of done but there are some of us, those of us who started late and I'm still trying to get our symbols aligned..." from Writers Dreaming
Excerpts from Chris Abani's Ted Talk on Humanity: "This woman -- during the Biafran war, we were caught in the war. It was my mother with five little children. It takes her one year, through refugee camp after refugee camp, to make her way to an airstrip where we can fly out of the country.… Continue reading Things Will Unstitch Us…
"I'm always trying to write about the most important things that people do. The places in their lives where they feel the greatest stress, the places where they feel the greatest passion and how they deal with those things and how they survive them and make their lives go on. Being in love with somebody… Continue reading What makes life worthwhile?
"I value story above all else. I'm talking about my written work-in the movies I value the images-but in the books I value the story. The story has its own meaning. A story has its own significance. And sometimes the characters in that story can almost become transparent. This is true in fairytales, for instance.… Continue reading The Value of a Great Story!