Grown Up, Gifted and Working to Make a Difference

I grew up gifted. One day I was a snotty nosed 4th grader with double plaits, a champion Chinese jax competitor and neighborhood double dutch Jedi. The next I was given a test, put on a yellow bus and shipped off to a school for ‘special’ kids.┬áTo say it pissed me off would be an…

winterborn (in memory of vernell d. williams)

i am a woman born in winter when all goes pale and dormant i come alive with new ideas invigorated i pack for unchartered territories within and at times without map or guide wondering where can i go who can i be and where will i land if i just jump from this place of…

sankofa

possessively he grabs my wrist Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi i am not alarmed he refers to it often Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi ‘you see this?!’ he is shouting Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi his uncle stands in the doorway smiling down at him Se…