Someone once asked me if I graduated college. And if I didn't; how, as a single mother, did I raise college-educated daughters. Not only did my daughters graduate from one of the top universities in the world; one also received her Juris Doctorate. . At first, I was offended because the implication was he didn't... Continue Reading →
This an excellent Op-Ed on the state of literacy in the U.S. and how to make it better. If you don't have a NYT time subscription - highlights of the article indicate how the proper approach to reading will increase literacy - especially in under-performing public schools in America. Daniel T. Willingham (@DTWillingham) is a... Continue Reading →
SHORT LIST A writer is a storyteller. Someone who creates content that contains a plot and has a beginning, middle and ending. The story can have 6 words or 60,000 in which the writer shares a message with her audience through the spoken or written word. Ex. Something happened to a young woman and if she's... Continue Reading →
Writing takes far more than talent to be great. One must also possess courage to be at the top of her craft. At least that's the takeaway from the essay "You Are the Second Person" by Kiese Laymon. Laymon is identified as an essayist and novelist but a few paragraphs into "You Are the Second... Continue Reading →
"Good art is always inspired by something real."
Zadie’s writing for our future – and I can’t wait to get there. -Bim Adewunmi (The Guardian)