Category Archives: empowerment

Woman, You are Worthy!

You cannot help others if you first cannot help yourself. We have got to change the recordings of the belief system that says we are nothing. Continue reading

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Was Feeling Mighty Low, But God…

What an amazing week this has turned out to be! You know, when I woke up Monday morning, I was feeling mighty low. The weight of the potential effects of the “dramas” of this country was heavy on my spirit: … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Alright! The Truth About Depression

Like many of you, the apparent suicide of actor and comedian extraordinaire, Robin Williams on August 11, 2014, has rocked my spirit. The reports of his suffering from severe depression, however, is even more troubling because if it is true, then … Continue reading

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I’m Speaking at BlogHer 2014; Join Me!

I am so excited to share that I will be a panelist/speaker at the 2014 BlogHer conference in San Jose, CA at the San Jose Convention Center on July 25th, 10:45a-12p. The session I am presenting is Writing Lab | … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Children’s Book Author

It’s not often that I have the wonderful experience of introducing a new writer to my readers, but I am so happy that I can today. I met Shana Bernabela when she was about to graduate high school. I was … Continue reading

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Rewriting The Presentation of Women of Color in Women’s Literature

She is often treated in 19th Century literature as a product of sin or a whore to be saved or dismissed, but the story of the mulatto woman is much grander than this. In my newest novel, The Secret Life … Continue reading

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Write a novel in 30 days? Are you nuts? What NaNoWriMo Taught Me about Being a Writer

Writing off the top of my head is one of the hardest things for me to do. You see, I’ve been trained to always have an outline before writing; that’s what I teach my students because, well, I’m an English … Continue reading

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