Book Summary: Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn tells the story of a mother and her 2 daughters and the sacrifices they make to survive in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Many of the residents live in rural communities while tourists stay in 5 star resorts on the coast. The mother Delores tries her best to provide for […]

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Teaching Myself how to Breathe: Lessons in Growth

Lesson 1: Know that growth means you will encounter the same battles over and over until you have mastered what life is trying to teach you. You will fall completely apart, just to put yourself back together. “Healing is the end of conflict with yourself.” Lesson 2: Learn the difference between when to ask for […]

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Event Recap: Queen Photographers Workshop 2017

In beautiful mountainous Asheville, NC, I spent the weekend with The Queen Photographers, an organization of Black Women Photographers founded by Sierra Collins & Latoya Dixon Smith. The organization seeks to “equip savvy photography business owners who find support in a community that is more like a sisterhood.” – Latoya Dixon Smith The organization currently […]

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6 Black Women Writers to Celebrate

As a writer, the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, Lucille Clifton, J. California Cooper, Jessica Care Moore and CP Patrick have inspired me immensely. In a society where most school curriculums are whitewashed the works of these Black Women writers are a breath of fresh air. These authors remind me, that I am […]

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Hidden Figures Movie Review

So I finally got around to see Hidden Figures, and it was everything I had imagined. Walking out of the theater, I felt 10 feet tall. It was as if Dorothy, Katherine and Mary said directly to me, go do it sister. While I am not in the STEM field, I was still largely inspired […]

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