EDVersary

I just marked four years as an executive director. Every day I learn more about myself and how this position within the entire non-profit industrial complex (to read more about that I recommend the Revolution will not be Funded) brings out the worst in me. Every day is hard in it’s own way. There are…

Reviving the Sleeping Poetisa

This is my third semester in college and it quite a doozy (did I really just use that word?). I haven’t considered myself a poet in a long time and one of my classes is a poetry class with the final project being a chapbook. I have wanted to create a chapbook for a long…

Volver a Empezar (2018)

I am actually writing this as 2017 is coming to a close. It is the night of the last new moon of the year and I have a horrible cold that I swear was my body and spirit detoxing from a hard hard year. The cold came a day after a day of hangover symptoms…

Vecinos

Over the past few weeks many possible changes have come into my atmosphere. One of them is the possibility of living alone with one child (and my dog) in this house that I have lived in for 7 plus years as part of a couple. Living in this hood, this city somewhat alone has me…

ED Weekend Work = No Work

It should come as no surprise to most who know me that I’m a bit of a workaholic. It is a tendency in me that has gotten worse in my role as Executive Director of a non-profit. There is always work to be done. For example right now the world is on fire. Tonight in…

On Movement & Creative Mentorship

Today I was reading Pleasure Activism and was struck at the way dear sister Doctor Alexis Pauline Gumbs wrote about the mentoring that was done by Toni Cade Bambara and how those mentees have served as examples to Lex. I was left breathless and a little jealous thinking, oh how I hope someone will write…