The Blog

  • Epiblogues: From the Audience

    17 Feb 2015

      Walter Finnie Jr. was one of the poets featured in “Stand Clear” which I shared last week. This is part of his story: *** “…One thread away from breaking and then a door finally opened. That’s when I started to write.” *** I linked to Get Lit last week and was fortunate enough to spend Friday […]

  • Notes from Aya: One Girls & Women

    17 Feb 2015

      The Aya fern, for which the Aya Summit was named after, is an African symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. Aya ferns are resilient–growing under adverse circumstances–which is what last week’s Aya Summit in DC (put on by ONE Girls and Women) was all about. Endurance. Resilience. Community. Females taking back their power and pushing it […]

  • Senna and Marquesha: Two Girls Rising

    17 Feb 2015

    Today, Senna and Marquesha brought down the house with their powerful poetry at the Women in the World summit. By the end of their performance, they left the audience awestruck: choruses of cheers swept Lincoln Center, and without a dry eye in sight. Senna and Marquesha themselves – both awe-stricken by each other’s spirit and […]