Hi, all. Want to remind you to be as imaginative as possible today and everyday, it can pick up your spirits!
I was used to playing outside and creating things out of nothing. I made dolls out of sticks, leaves and flowers because I never had any, I’d only seen the ones hanging in the market stalls when I went on shopping trips with my Mama. We only had enough for essentials like rice, coconut oil,… Continue Reading →
Hey folks, take a look at my recent post about blackness and how black people have always been our own protectors. I write about Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a movie about interracial marriage, as a framework for the discussion. Let me know what you think!
I must admit that when I was a little girl newly arrived from the Caribbean I felt lost in a sea of Eurocentricity. In stark contrast to my island upbringing, suddenly I was seeing white people everywhere: in the grocery store, on the bus, on television, on the radio, living in every house on the… Continue Reading →
Everyone has their own way of getting through tough days; for me I like to imagine the beaches I enjoyed as a child that were near my island home. Let me share with you how I use that imagery to help harden myself against life’s trials and tribulations.
When I was a little girl living on a Caribbean Island surrounded by the sea, I never once went for a swim. I had driven by the Caribbean Sea and dreamt of dipping into it many times but it didn’t happen until I went on a return trip there with my parents at ten years… Continue Reading →
Hey folks, Audra here! I love to write short pieces of fiction, non-fiction, and poetic essays. On this site I’ll be sharing my writings with you weekly and some of my drawings as well, which you’ll be able to purchase. Take a look at my post below about mental wellbeing and staying in an ‘ultra-conscious’… Continue Reading →
Being ultra-conscious is to be alive and to live a full and vigorous and vivid life. You don’t turn off your mind; that is not possible; especially if you have other things to think about like “how you are going to live?” You may be terminally ill, you may be homeless, you may have a… Continue Reading →
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