Writer of stories about diversity.
It was great that the Emerging Writers Festival was digital this year. I really enjoyed each and every presenter. However, I have to say that Omar Sakr’s presentation ‘In Poetic Times’ inspired me the most. So much so I bought one of his books and intend to buy his second one when it is back in stock. His poetry is somehow both vulnerable and menacing – like rolling thunder before a storm! Check out the link below, even those of you who don’t like poetry will appreciate this one, especially teacher friends. Click on the image to listen to it here:
Yes, I have colour
Just a tinge, like a cup of coffee. Not of my desire.
My family are white, my stepfather, half-sister, and mother
I was the brown sheep, the disparate one
It was okay to treat me differently back then.
I was deemed inferior.
Black and white was how whole countries ran
Not to be white a cause for intolerance.
I worked harder
I strove to prove I was equally bright
Pretty, compassionate, forgiving, more white.
To be a better daughter,
I would always have colour,
It was all I knew – not being good enough.
Until I stopped
Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever
On writing for well being.
The Hub for Just Kids' Lit
Children's Books Reviewed
Books and Writing | News and Resources
Since 1986, we still WRITE ON!
Musings through the journey of writing my first novel
Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins
Paradigm Shift, Mindfulness, and Personal Empowerment
the literary asylum
Where Community Connects Bloggers
Find a Sexy Thesaurus here, along with other writing tips from self-published romance author Laurel Clarke
Where the only distractions are the trees.
Everyday With The Emery's
Tales from an overly curious and wildy unusual human being
David Milberg is a New York based financier and investor in the theatrical arts.
Sharing my learnings of being a mother