I'm tired of black men who say they don't date black women and call it a preference. It's not a preference. It's racist.
Now that it’s been a few weeks and I’ve had a chance to properly grieve and process the ending of this iconic show. I have some things to say. Insecure made me laugh, bawl, dance, eye roll and often left me speechless. But most of all ‘Insecure’ restored the confidence of this black 30 something… Continue reading How “Insecure” restored my confidence as a Black millennial
Last week I was bored as hell, uninspired, and spending a lot of time scrolling through Instagram. I’ve been fortunate enough to have curated a really dope group of family, friends, and fellow writers who are unbelievably entertaining. Let me set the scene… Imagine me, on Instagram having an absolute blast. I have a perfectly… Continue reading Get your own! Your own, ya heard?
I'm not going back to pre-covid behavior and you can't make me.
QuaranThena was running amok y'all!
The book is done. Next step is to get a proofreader and/or editor right? Nope! Not for Athena! Almost as soon as I get an idea for a story the image for the cover start to pop in my head. Although writing is black and white the stories are deeply visual. It's impossible for me… Continue reading Cover Me, I’m Going In
The Business of Creating
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The lives of young Black men can not be used as barter for faux justice.
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I've been closing in on the final chapters of my novel. Sticking to a rigorous writing and editing schedule. My kids have gotten used to seeing my face illuminated by the glow of my laptop screen. Behind the writing though, there's been a constant agonizing over the story and if people will enjoy it--connect with… Continue reading Word Count Joy
As much as I would like to say that my journey as a bookworm started with Dr. Seuss and progressed steadily to Shakespeare, it did not. The truth is, I started reading off reading sugary pre-teen books like The Babysitters Club, Full House (Michelle and Stephanie stories only), and Goosebumps books by the truckload. But… Continue reading Urban Literature // Writing in the Key of Black