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.
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 I have withdrawn him from that preschool, obviously.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.
Honored to have a new poem up at The Collagist.
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.
I am extremely honored to be selected as the winner of the 2018 Locked Horn Press Poetry Chapbook Prize for my collection her. Many thanks to the lovely Locked Horn Press editors and many props to all the other wonderful poets who submitted work and whose writing I can’t wait to check out.