The necessity of writers allowing their words to root and grow into essays, poems and stories is courage and a display of effortless perseverance. My new studies in Africana Women’s Studies, is adorned with critics and contributions of Audre Lorde. I was familiar with her work before I re-entered school but I didn’t understand the magnitude of her contributions because I was unaware she had created a grand portion of the language. Her love of equality and freedom for people of color, women and artists is something to be studied. Please enjoy the article below on Ms. Audre Lorde!
Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde
The first poem in the series is entitled, “Allegiance”. And yes, yours truly wrote it. TUNE IN AND ENJOY!
While my first writing love is poetry, my first on stage love is the theatre. My BA is in theatre from Grambling State University and I performed all through high school and college in various genres. I ultimately moved to Los Angeles with the dual mission to become an actress and writer. As I continued to write, I fell in love with the dance of words in poetry and began to perform as a performance poet. The rest is history. I’m not sure if I chose poetry or if poetry chose me but we damn sure got married!
My full circle story… June of 2016 I received a call that an upcoming television show needed a writer of poetry for the series because the lead character parlayed as a poet in her downtime. The show, “Rebel”, is backed by executive producer and oscar nominated/emmy award winning director, John Singleton. Without hesitation, I accepted! And a few weeks later, I was told that I was being written in as the lead actresses’ poetry rival. Having not prayed on being an actress in years, they were being answered some 15 years later. So off to Los Angeles I went…
Two of my poems had already been accepted and taped for the series so I was showing up as not only an actor for an episode but a writer. MIND BLOWING!!! I was so nervous that my lines would not stick in my memory. I was so nervous, I shut down and was totally shy and quiet on set. But I was there and had to perform.
Continue reading Full Circle, a full moon
there is more water in a poem
than in the sea.”