Books

“We’re All Mad Here” – New Doors, Black Rabbits

  Writing fiction is a new hobby of mine. I love doing the journal type stuff, but over the past year, I’ve been doing short stories and flash pieces, and they’ve been fun to write. Using only my imagination to create something, and not being afraid to journey to the dark parts of my mind has […]

Book Review: The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin

  So, I’ve been completely in love with Staceyann Chin for a while now. After reading and reviewing her memoir, “The Other Side of Paradise” for Elixher magazine, my love for her grew even stronger. I think that’s what made it one of the hardest reviews to write so far. I didn’t want to say the […]

Book Review: Broken in Soft Places by Fiona Zedde

My second book review is up at Elixher. How awesome is it that I get to spend my days reading, writing and writing about reading? I’m hoping to turn it into my main money-maker one day. It’s the only thing I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. I’ve gotta say though, it’s […]

Book Review: The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

I’ve been tapped to do book reviews for Elixher.com, a website dedicated to “all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience.” It’s one of my favorite sites these days, so I’m really honored to be able to bring something to the Elixher community. My first review is of the […]

Book Review: “Simon Says,” by Theresa Davis

“Simon Says” is the fifth self-published book by world-renowned poet and spoken word artist, Theresa Davis. In this book of poetry and prose, Davis gives the readers a peek into her world as an educator and mother of school-aged children, covering issues such as bullying, reluctant students, and latchkey kids who were too soon made […]

Book Review: “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness: Eight Spiritual Lessons You Must Learn Today,” by Lakara Foster

Lakara Foster’s second published book, “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness,” is an easy to understand, accessible read for women of all ages. In it, Foster exposes her rawest self, sharing her journey of spiritual growth, one of many voices on various life paths, to incite self-awareness and discovery. Through the use of Biblical principles, […]

I think White people should read these too

I think White people should read these too

I have to say, I was surprised to see some of the books on this list. Like Assata. She is my heroine, reading her book changed my life. Hell, it changed the direction of my major. I definitely think it’s essential reading for ALL people, because it sheds light on the very one-sided story of […]