I discovered myself in my writing

At twenty (20), an age when most young adults are trying to figure out who they are, my mother gave birth to me. I grew up as an only child, being raised by a single-parent. My mother was a young black woman from a huge poor family. She had thirteen (13) brothers and seven (7)…

30 Reasons to Watch Fifty Shades of Grey

The much anticipated day had finally arrived – Saturday 14th February, 2015 was here! I woke up early enough to take my morning jog, had my cup of Twinings English Breakfast Tea, and though that was enough to satisfy me because my stomach was already full with excitement, I still had an egg white omelet…

Something new

All she wanted was something new. To visit new places, To have new experiences To learn new things. Her dreams had grown too big to stay within these four walls. Her mind yearned to be stretched by new experiences. To grow, To explore, To become wise. She couldn’t stay in the same country. She wanted…

“Yuh know Granny…”

I wish that I could hold you now I wish that I could touch you now I wish that I could talk to you Be with you somehow I know you’re in a better place Even though I can’t see your face I know you’re smiling down on me Saying everything’s okay I’ll see you…

Define yourself

At age eleven, my first year in high school a girl called me eccentric. Back then I didn’t fully understand the meaning of the word. I felt offended and was hesitant to speak to her again. Fast forward to August 2014, age twenty-three, while in the kitchen talking to my dad one Saturday morning he…

Dear Heart

Dear heart Two of the saddest things you’ve had to experience is losing loved ones and watching the one you love love someone else. Though shattered, you’ve been able to heal past the pain. I know it doesn’t happen over night, you’re a work in progress. Though bitter sweet, the things you’ve endured will always…

Student Empower Literacy Freedom

Student Empower Literacy Freedom, commonly referred to as SELF, is a non-profit, service organization founded by Kay-Marie Fletcher. It is established and driven to motivate, teach and promote the importance of literacy for all in the region. It is designed to diversify literacy and educational opportunities for the youth of this generation and future generations….

Where to begin? Tips for Writers/Aspiring Writers

First you’re tapping the end of a pencil on a blank page or hovering and wiggling your fingers over the keyboard. Then comes the frequent stares at the ceiling, a bite to the corner of your bottom lip, and your eyes widen. You look down at your paper one last time before you finally direct…

“It’s so easy a cave man can do it”

Let me start by saying that if you’ve ever had doubts about starting your own blog doubt no more. Go for it. It’s a click away- literally! Setting up your blog takes less time than signing up for Facebook and we all have Facebook. We may not know each other or the reason behind wanting…