This short story (page 25) was written from a prompt (Someone left a note on your car windshield)for the 2017 February issue of The Florida Writer Magazine.
FOUR WOMEN TALKING, my yet unpublished novel is a finalist in the Rising Star Contest.
This story came to me during a conversation with a young man in Haiti who told me he wanted to come to America at any cost. I tried to dissuade him from getting on a boat, so I thought if he came anyway, why not make his journey significant.
This story is very personal. Belle and Liz represent babies all over the world. Children are our future. We need to love them, nurture them and invest in them.
Domestic violence (DV) transcends age, race, gender, education, socioeconomic status, physical/mental abilities. There are a lot of voiceless victims of DV out there, but we’re lucky to live in a country(USA) where the topic is not taboo anymore. Resources are available for victims when they’re ready to escape.
In some cultures DV is taboo and condoned by societal mores, religious beliefs, poverty…Even when these women emigrate to more open societies, they tend to carry their cultural “baggage” with them. They can be mainstreamed in other areas of their lives, but they will cling to an abusive relationships
— particularly if the abuser shares the same cultural background —because they have witnessed their mothers, grandmothers, neighbors etc…being abused with no recourse and no consequences to the abuser. Sometimes these women can no longer define what is considered abuse.
I found the great link below from The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
I have worked with and advocated for women battling domestic violence…This type of abuse leads to poverty, despair and DISEASE. The NO MORE ads caught my eyes and I’ve been exploring their site. Great source of information and resources. Domestic violence does not always kill with a weapon, but it’s a killer nonetheless. Get out sisters…
Survey links Domestic Violence to chronic diseases in women.
I wrote this story about my mom on her 90th birthday. It’s published in Crone Magazine Issue #7, the Mothers & Daughters Theme issue. You can buy a copy at the link below. This issue is full of insightful stories that will resonate with anybody who has/had a mother. Oh my! That’s everybody…
I wrote this story after we successfully executed our first “official” family reunion. It was published in Reunions Magazine on page 22 in its 2014 Spring Issue.
A story about discovery, faith and giving, published by The Weekly Challenger.
I wrote this piece to shed some light on the current topic of :Race relations, Police brutality, disenfranchisement of minorities, Injustice…we can call it many things, but the realities are that we need to continue the “conversation” in such a way that both sides can actually hear each other. The only way we can bring real changes. Published by The Weekly Challenger Newspaper.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
This story, published by The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper, chronicles the ascent of four Black girls to success. Parental support is an important key to academic accomplishments.