I have loved books every since I was a child. So I am incredibly honored to be elected to the NBCC Board to serve with such a fantastic, brilliant group of book critics and be part of honoring amazing books and writers with recognition and awards. Read more here.
For The Root, I write my annual best-of-the-year booklist by authors of the global African diaspora.
Last spring, my son’s preschool Ruth Staples threw away his inhaler to cap off a year of racism, gender discrimination and bullying. I withdrew him from that preschool, obviously. Here’s a micro essay I wrote about the gender aspect for Tahoma Literary Review.
How wonderful to write about Becoming, the autobiography just written by one of my personal heroes, Michelle Obama, for The Root.
I have a new essay up at Dame Magazine on what happens when women speak up. Thanks to Kera B., one of my favorite and most amazing editors to work with.
I am incredibly honored to be the featured poet for the September issue of Connotation Press. Julie Brooks Barbour, poetry editor, did a lovely interview with me to go along with the seven poems published in the issue.
This month I found out that my son’s preschool Ruth Staples threw away his inhaler to cap off a year of racism, gender discrimination and bullying. I have withdrawn him from that preschool, obviously. I try to write about that, and other racism my son has experienced for Dame Magazine here.
Nicole Sealey is brilliant. Shonda Rhimes is brilliant. Super excited to make my Shondaland debut writing about Nicole Sealey’s poetry and work as a literary leader.