“This is a part of a greater issue in our society, especially black communities. It’s very difficult for us. We don’t have many safe spaces even with our family,” he said. “I don’t want my sister’s death to be in vain, I hope change does happen with homophobia and the dangers around that, and also mental health, and gun control.” ~ Jhavier Leslie, The Grio
Jhavier is the brother of Lauren Leslie who along with Delores and David Wisdom was murdered on May, 28th. According to police reports, it was a murder-suicide. …
Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter.
~ African Proverb
The prompt: “How comfortable are you with using your own life as inspiration for your writing?
My answer: “I am comfortable.”
My reason: “ When I use my own life, I write my own story.”
So here’s the deal. I don’t like to be left out of the world’s conversations about certain issues that really matter to me. You know the ones. The issues that have a direct impact on your life whether you like it or not. It’s important not to be left…
All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing.
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
I don’t know about you, but as an American, and more specifically, a Black American, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about societal challenges. Not only the ones that primarily exist because of systemic racism or the conscious or unconscious denial of it. But also the challenges associated with gun violence.
Although there are many other challenges we face as a nation. These are the two I’ve…
Duante Wright was 20 years old, my son is 20 — how can we Black mothers ever sleep at night. I am sad beyond words — devasted, Rebecca Stevens A., Twitter
Rebecca’s tweet immediately resonated with me because I am in the “…we Black mothers…” group she refers to, and for a period of time last night, I couldn’t sleep.
I’d gone to bed about 10:15 pm after watching a portion of the nightly news. Earlier I’d watched the live feeds from the protest in Minneapolis and the familiar feeling of exhaustion, anger, sadness, and dread that seems always right…
Mission/Purpose: To help other people excel and evolve and make a positive impact in the world for the greater good of all, using words.
Yes. What you have just read above is what I believe to be my primary personal mission/purpose in this season of my life.
But I have an honest confession to make about it. Ok, here it goes…
“I wish I’d taken my desire and love for writing more seriously earlier in my life.”
However, the reality of the matter is…I didn’t. And barring getting my hands on a working reversal time machine; there’s not anything…
Wow Diana that was quick! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I'm working on a story now I'm planning to submit soon ;-)!
Much Love & Peace,