Category Archives: Writing

Living in Stockholm (4 of 30)

Oh! Life begins with a spark of hope, challenging your assumptions about a God that gropes you after the abduction, reassuring you’ll learn to cope and trained to adore his seduction. Lost is civility when you have no choice but to say ‘I love … Continue reading

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The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman (Book Review)

An assorted collection of modern-day poetry, poet Tamara Woods’ first collection “The Shaping of an ‘Angry’ Black Woman” teases the reader for more. With its illusive title, one would conceive this collection to specifically revolve around the Black American understandings—but, … Continue reading

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Being Smart and Being Successful

There’s a time in our lives where we must take ownership of our success even if we are not where we truly want to be at the moment. But at that moment, I immediately realized that my success was based on proving other people wrong. Continue reading

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My Faith in Writing

I have faith that when my dark moments arise (as they always do when least expected) like an unwanted forest fire, destroying everything in my view, and I begin to choke on life, my thoughts can turn to my beacons of hope, the writers before me who found their way out of self-destruction and slay the psychological demons one more time. Continue reading

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From One Writer to Another: I Wish I Would Have Known

Simply because something is published and makes great money, doesn’t mean it’s well written or written with purpose for today or tomorrow. Continue reading

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Slave Cemeteries: Finding Inspiration in Preservation

We reach a dead end at most attempts to research our history unlike our White counterparts who can claim their ancestor touched the Magna Carta, shook Shakespeare’s hand, or navigated a slave ship that took my ancestors to America or to any of the islands in the Caribbean. Blacks have to make up things and end up passing down lies from generation to generation. Continue reading

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My Life as a Writer

I used to think that to be a writer I needed to have an office space–a small, cramped space in the corner of a house with large enough windows for morning sunlight to bring life to my writing supplies; that … Continue reading

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An App For That: On Memories, Writing, Running and Trying to Get Away

The gym is the best time for me to brainstorm, especially when I’m on the treadmill. During this moment, I have the opportunity to separate myself from myself and the world around me. It’s my break from reality and the … Continue reading

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When I was a Cave Bear: Reflections of my Childhood and Writing

As children, we understand a lot of things that we just can’t truly grasp how to express verbally. And, by the time we realize what we can express, it’s nothing but a metaphor in a story. Continue reading

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Writing as an Indie Artform

Over a decade ago, we turned-up our noses at the idea of independently publishing books. When many study writing and literature in college, they brainwashed to assume that if we shell out hundreds of bucks for (what was called then) vanity publishing–simply because the author … Continue reading

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