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Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi…

This piece was originally published on September 16, 2013. While I’m redesigning my blog, I’ll be re-publishing popular posts and those that speak to me now. -P “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” or “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” For the longest time the Sankofa… Read more »

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A Different Kind of Sick

Sick days. Everyone is allowed to have them, right? But what happens when they occur all too frequently? What happens when they’re not a result of an illness that’s easy to explain?  As you probably know, today’s World Suicide Prevention Day. And because I’ve struggled with depression & anxiety my entire life and have been pretty vocal… Read more »

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Where Is Home?

(my empty room…cleaning it out was quite the cathartic experience) Home.  That single word can conjure so many feelings, thoughts & images.  When I was younger I could’ve easily told you where my home was.  The little red brick house in East Fort Worth, yada, yada yada.  Then my parents divorced and that place got… Read more »

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Inner Peace Award & Sunshine Award =)

HI!!!  Good Morning =)  I say good morning because it’s currently 3:55 AM right now.  Hopefully you’ll be enjoying this post at a much more reasonable hour. Thanks to Julia of Julia the Writer Girl I was nominated for the twin awards the Inner Peace Award & Sunshine Award!  I’m honored.  Julia is an amazing writer… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday

Good Morning, Readers!  Happy Hump Day!  As a part of Ready. Set. Write. & just cause, here’s my fourth What’s Up Wednesday! What I’m Reading So…to the left you’ll see my first chunk of “diversity” books, there’s Proxy by Alex London which is what I’m reading now, Huntress by Malindo Lo which is next (companion to Ash), and Ash… Read more »

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Start Living That Better Life Now!

The reason I love the writing, publishing community so much is that you have a bunch of people who (for the most part) have been passionate about reading, writing, etc…since they were little. They’re honestly the BIGGEST population of people I know who are simply following their dreams and doing the work they want to… Read more »

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The Power of Introverts

(live long & prosper) A couple weeks ago, I watched the below TED talk by Susan Cain, the author of the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  I haven’t read the book yet but this really got me thinking.  You see, I’m an introvert.  I crave alone time.  But… Read more »

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White (Straight) Girls in Dresses

Hi Readers 🙂  I hope your day is going well!  I have a lot on my mind (that’s been there for a while) so I hope you’ll allow me to rant for bit… I recently read this post on ‘Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?’.  Interestingly, I’ve been happening upon… Read more »

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What Is Normal Behavior?

If everyone was normal, nothing interesting would ever get done. Normal reminds me of setting on an appliance…be yourself, not a machine. -Patrice