Love Love Love you, K.
~I am pleased to have my poem, You Rise, published on FEMININE COLLECTIVE today.
I fell upon this beautiful, empowering site about a year ago. The stories, intellect, insight, support, and poetry about women exuberate me. I suggest you check out more of the work on their pages!
~I was one of the few girls in middle school who developed breasts way too early. Large breasts. Woman breasts. Breasts that boys gawked at, pointed to, and giggled about.
Mercy ROCKS my world.
( This short observation was written by my dynamic, amazing, talented pen-pal, Mercy Adhiambo. She sends me her personal journals with several remarkable stories about her adventures in journalism, life, love, and insights about Kenya. I particularly appreciated and loved this one! She was about 20 years old when she wrote it.)
I did frame this from The New Yorker because they spelled “DEAR” wrong and it made me feel better about myself!
Throughout the years, I’ve heard, unbelievably, that several writers appreciate rejection letters. Some of these individuals wall-paper their walls with these correspondences. Others pin the, “we regret to inform you’s” to their bulletin boards as reminders to Keep on Truckin.’
love this book!
(This post is inspired by my favorite teacher ( seriously, she’s like the Freedom Writer teacher ) in the universe and bff, T.C. She is revolutionary and amazing and inspiring. She begins her new classes with a dialogue something like this every September.~ Love you, T.)
I am amazed by the diamonds that just need to be dusted, and I am blessed to be given the job of holding the dust cloth and taking the first wipe.—T. C.
My 3rd Grade Poetry!
“Among my stillness was a pounding heart.” ―Shannon A. Thompson
At an early age, I noticed I couldn’t get certain words to come out of my mouth. I had thousands of consonants and sentences I needed to express, but they were trapped inside my head like an elevator full of anxious people.
A wounded deer leaps the highest. – Emily Dickinson
—MY INNER CHICK’S 2nd Annual Writing Contest opens September 5th, 2016, with an entry deadline of November 5th, 2016.
THEME: Write About Someone or Something That Has Changed Your Life in a dramatic, transformative, powerful way.