The Dream of a Writing Life: Black Womanhood and Honoring My Truth

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I have always wanted to write.  Words seduce me. Reading tumbles me quickly into worlds I have no balance for. Books became my protection as I grew up as a brown girl in “do or die” Bed Stuy Brooklyn during the 1980s to immigrant Afro-Latino parents from Central America.

Excerpt from Natasha Gordon Chipembere’s article in Essence– read more.