Gratitude 8-4-2018

            I am blessed to be celebrating the announcement of my first major publication, Threed, This Road Not Damascus, forthcoming spring 2019 from Trio House Press.  I have worked and waited and worked some more a long time for…

Joyful Noise

Muck, mire, memes, madness, slander, insults, and injury…  It had become way too much noise for me.  Social media and much of the media was filled with so much personal and political chaos that I needed to shut down for…

Open Thank You Letter to My First Family and Community

On January 29, 2016, I appeared as the guest speaker for the Annual Book Fair sponsored by The Soul Writers Guild at The Evansville African American Museum in Evansville, IN.  The following day, I was invited to facilitate a writers

Revelation Resolution

Happy New Year 2016!!!

Like most folks, I have been thinking about the things that I want to see happen this year:  where I want to go, what I want to do, how I want to grow, etc.

 

Unlike many…

Why me?

“I keep asking, why me?” 

 

That was his next question after asking me if I went to church, believed in God or could possibly understand the whirlwind of madness that was rocking his world most recently.  The death of his…

INTERVIEW: Miss MeaResea Homer

As a “Back-to-School” special, I wanted to open up my interview series with a student who is on the move and achieving her goals.  Far too often, we are lost in the media madness that portrays the troubles and challenges…

INTERVIEWS COMING THIS FALL 2015

 

I am excited to share that I will be doing a series of interviews for my blog this year! 

 

I personally know some of the most creative, positive, passionate people on the planet!  They continually inspire me on my toughest…

Acknowledgement: A Response to My Sisters 40 and Childless

I am many things: Black, woman, writer, poet, performer, educator, speaker, wife, mother.  That last one, mother, has taken an immense amount of time, energy, blood, sweat and motivation to manage let alone master.  I have been the married mother…

RANT #1

Rant #1

 

Free Write Prompt (from one of my students):  In today’s society…

 

In today’s society mediocrity is an absolute rampant infestation that is poisoning everyone from the youngest to the oldest of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Rarely do…

Bears, Bugs, and Geckos, Oh My!

“Life [is] like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get!” – Forest Gump

 

I was ready for something different: fresh air, a change of scenery, new opportunities, an opportunity to grow. Yep!  I asked for…

Summer Madness 2014!!!

 

SUMMER MADNESS!

 

It’s been a minute!  I have been on the move! 

 

This summer was indeed a summer to remember across 4 states (Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Florida) in in two months! I conjured change for my life, and…

WRITE WOMAN: Kiara Morris

 

By invitation of instructor, Leslie Gordon, I had the honor of speaking with students at Hapeville Charter Career Academy in Georgia this past spring. I shared a spoken word/poetry/activist presentation.  To my surprise, a few weeks later, Ms. Gordon informed…