If you’re reading this and you don’t know the names George Floyd, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice or any other names of unarmed Black people who have been killed by police, please stop and do some research. Google those names. If you don’t know about the mass incarceration of Black people, read […]
I Decided to Get a New Tattoo
If you didn’t already know I had a tattoo, you might be a little surprised by that headline. But that’s OK. I decided to write about this tattoo because it has special significance for me. My sister, who was born on the same day I was–but five years later–died after a 14-month battle with cancer […]
Poetry Reading: Intentions for Change Launch Event Video
The video is online now! Awakened Voices Literary Magazine presented the 10th issue of their online literary magazine, Intention for Change, completely online last week and I was honored to be one of their featured artist. This means that I had the opportunity to read my poem in to 100 people from the comfort of […]
I am Awakening Art’s Featured Artist this Week!
I woke up from an early morning nap today to discover that I’m this week’s featured writer in Awakening Art’s Artist Spotlight! I want to share this with you all because “It’s Not Your Fault” is a poem I wrote in response to a tragedy in my family. It’s hard to write about such things […]
New Release: ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ Published in Awakened Voices Literary Magazine
My poem “It’s Not Your Fault” is available online now in Issue 10 of the Awakened Voices: Intention for Change literary magazine. You can download and read the issue here. Intention for Change released May 22nd at 7:00 pm CST at a virtual launch celebration featuring statements from the Awakened Voices editorial team and readings from […]
Oh no! Did you make a grammar error on the Internet?
Note: A friend and I have worked together for hours this summer designing a series of grammar units for 6th through 12th graders. We are working tirelessly to churn out these units, which will be delivered digitally and therefore are entirely editable long after delivery. The main point of our units is that we must […]