Looking for some secondhand copies, hopefully a "set" for my nephew's birthday. Being a black boy, he has alot of real world stuff to be scared about that I can't control, sometimes. In the meantime, I want he to be able to escape and encourage his imagination.
Goosebumps it is
"Your verses, my dear, are real poetry. They have..."the authentic fire." Archibald Grimke to his daughter, Angelina Weld Grimke
I'm sitting in the parking lot waiting for my gf to get out of class. She dislocated her left shoulder and it's finals week, in a week. Can't drive and only using one arm, being in pain while trying to study for finals ? #blackfeminist #NationalPoetryMonth #blackwomen #poetry
Brotherhood ~ Georgia Douglas Johnson
"Shall we not make
The bleak way for each other's sake
Less rugged and unkind?"
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/opinion/blogs/educationitself/2015/09/12/poem-d... #NationalPoetryMonth #blackfeminist #feminism #poetry
"Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean?"
On writing. Smith points out how Hurston's writing is ultimately relatable. Her imagery allows you to visualize what she is describing while also triggering a personal memory that might be similar in some way. #blackwomen #feminism #writer #woc #black
"That Crafty Feeling".
On writing. 2017 is my writing year. I joined a writing challenge and launched two separate blogs. One of the blogs is dedicated to personal essays, which is the writing challenge. The other is dedicated to my cultural critiques on my everyday life. I have an editor. I also submitted an article highlighting a social justice issue and also amplifying a campaign.
Searching to develop my voice. #blackwomen #writer #feminism
I'm moving and thought I'd snap a few pics from my desk.
Masala is a spice mix. I'd like to think that describes me. A spice mix. A little heat, salt and comfort. My books from the desk are a mix of my professional and personal interests as a clinician, academic and writer. #blackwomen #feminism #queer
I've read, presented from, lectured on these books at some point.
In describing the current participation of black women in the feminist struggle as a recent development or in describing black women merely as objects of discrimination in the woman‘s movement or in neglecting the participation of black women entirely, these feminist writers grossly distort reality.